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Humpback Whales Intervene to Help Save Gray Whale Calf | Care2 Causes

Humpback Whales Intervene to Help Save Gray Whale Calf | Care2 Causes

On May 3rd, in a remarkable, rarely witnessed event , a total of seven humpback whales were seen apparently trying to save a gray whale calf from a coordinated orca attack in Monterey Bay, California. Onlookers from the Monterey Bay Whale Watch noticed a group of nine orcas, one gray whale calf and mother and two humpback whales splashing and making a great deal of commotion. Alisa Schulman-Janiger, a whale researcher, said that the group of humpbacks “repeatedly followed the orcas, trumpet blowing, tail slashing, rolling, and head raising.” Schulman-Janiger goes on to say that, “these humpback whales seemed extremely distressed: nearly every surfacing over the entire observation period was accompanied by trumpet blows. They even put themselves into potential harm’s way by diving right next to the gray whale mom – where her calf was under attack.” Dr. Lori Marino, senior l...

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