Orcas Create Wave to Push Seal Off Ice

Posted on December 15, 2007  Comments (4)

Pretty amazing footage. From Nature News, Unique orca hunting technique documented:

Ingrid Visser of the Orca Research Trust in New Zealand and her colleagues report on six further observations of the animals using group hunting behaviour to divide ice floes, push them into open water, and create waves to wash animals off them into their waiting jaws.

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4 Responses to “Orcas Create Wave to Push Seal Off Ice”

  1. mardel
    December 15th, 2007 @ 1:03 pm

    these orcas are incredibles!!,your implacable oganization for hunt make me feel the powerof the community work,if we can take this way for example we can do a better world.The nature is wise.

  2. Tjäna pengar
    December 15th, 2007 @ 5:36 pm

    Wow that was really something. How they could understand and cooperate 3 of them to get big enough wave to get the seal down. Animals never stop to impress me.

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