Who will win the fight between the humpback whale and an orca? The humpback is significantly larger, the adults are about 10 meters taller than their panda-like cousins, but the orcas have remarkably split the tongue and / or animal parts of the sea and made a living for the great white sharks (punctures for their limbs are shared by these otters). Most of the time we don’t have a video to show the result, but the incident shows that a whale boat got more than bargaining in Australia when a four-hour humpback was attacked by two orcas pods on their boat.
Australia is no stranger to deadly animals though I hope most are not accustomed to seeing life or death battles with such a huge opponent. On top of that (not the subject, not the water) the humpback seemed to be on the rear with not one, but two goon-killing whales in the tail. Add to this, the male whale was only two to three years old and the vision looks even more deadly for this gentle filter feeder. “We knew we were witnessing something significant,” said Gamer Sharp, co-owner of Whale Watcher Australia, in the wake of the February 17 attack on the Sydney Morning Herald. “Orca was on full attack and the humpback was desperately trying to defend him.” the common items on the Orca menu include squid, giant squid, and baked whales that are easier to get off than giant humpbacks. Although Sharp saw evidence of orca attacks on humpbacks evidenced by scars on their skin, it was the first time they saw a direct attack. He and about 40 tourists watched the play 200 meters (656 feet) away and it soon became clear that the orcas were trying to drown the young woman by grabbing her dorsal fin and inverting it. However, the two pods did not yield as easily as a calf despite their ongoing attack, so they took more bites than chewing.
In this, kind of situation humpbacks known as a prayer of refuge as a way to protect oneself from an attack and sure enough, these humpbacks force the oil supervisors to force themselves against the boat to move away from the orcas. It hid next to the boat for about an hour and the noise and resulting blood loss soon drew a questioning pod to look like 50 pilot whales and a bull shark (probably expecting some scrap).
One pod left the other – a group of six waited for humpbacks to move away from the boat. Forty minutes later, after holding his breath, the humpbacks paused for him, but the escape was met with El Notcho, a 9-ton man from the family of six, who complained to the humpback about trying to break his jaw. When the whale seemed completely obsolete by the headbutt, it became clear to Sharp that the orcas was finally leading as the leader called the team with a few tail slaps and the pods swam away. Our winner survived to see one more day, but a huge price paid for it. “They took his [dorsal] fins, but his tail flukes and pectoral fins were all right, which is important. If they let the blood breathe, it was always a real concern but there was nothing in it, “Sharp said.” At one point, we did not think he would make it, but he proved his resilience.”