Humpback whales have been known to protect animals in a Killer Whale attack, scientists have a few theories as to why, but we like to think they just making sure no one gets bullied on the playground!
It’s not clear why the humpbacks would risk injury and waste so much energy protecting an entirely different species. What is clear is that this was not an isolated incident. In the last 62 years, there have been 115 interactions recorded between humpback whales and killer whales, according to a study published this July in the journal Marine Mammal Science.
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