Flesh-eating killer whales are very small, very rare.
Scientists from the research group of the far East research project on orcas (Avacha Gulf) for the first time took video of the attack on the flock these marine mammals on a 12-metre whale off the coast of Kamchatka. The video was posted on the YouTube channel Team Trip.
As told by the biologist Tatyana Ivkovich, for all the studies only once managed to watch killer whales were eating the whale. Now, thanks to quadcopters and hydrophones, they were able to remove the process of the attack and record the sounds of what is happening.
“It’s really rare because flesh-eating killer whales are very small, very rare and rarely come in Avacha Bay. There are years when they do not meet. In General, the Far East, from Chukotka to Smoke — in the region of 200 carnivorous whales. In this fish-eating killer whales in Kamchatka, about 800, on the commander more than a thousand individuals,” concluded Ivkovic.
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