The killer whales have begun to ram the boats and rudders, and it seems that the momentum is not slowing down.
All incidents involved “some combination” of 15 orcas, wrecking three ships and injuring dozens of others. Orcas interacting with boats in this way has reached a record number of 20 to 25 cases per month. Officials said no one on board has been injured so far. Accuweather.
There are two theories that scientists have established to explain the interaction. Maybe the killer whale is just kidding. Another is that one killer whale had a traumatic experience on a boat and is trying to make sure it doesn’t happen again to another killer whale. Accuweather.
The phenomenon is unprecedented, said killer whale researcher Alfredo López Fernández. BBC There have been cases of killer whales coming into contact with boats in the past, but “none of these are the same as what’s happening now,” he said.
One of the orca pod leaders whose pods scientists believe first started the behavior is named White Gladys. Scientists believe White Gladys was likely pregnant when she first began approaching the boat, and scientists believe White Gladys acted “out of revenge for the trauma she experienced.” It is speculated that something happened that caused the live science.
“She took this calf to the boat and preferred to stop the boat rather than keep the baby safe,” marine biologist Monica Gonzalez said at the webinar. live science. Gonzalez continued, “It was more important to stop the boat” than to be near the cubs. This is the most common behavior of mother killer whales during the first two years of life after their babies are born.
Scientists and researchers are closely monitoring the situation to see if further developments occur.
Orca followers took to Twitter to express their support for the killer whale.
Can any of the cancer satellites out there ask what’s going on with the killer whales
— 🔱 Empress Atlantis 🔱 (parody) (@empressatlantis) June 23, 2023
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