Whales help other whales during Orca attacks
"the humpbacks don't seem content to eat anchovies and mind their own business." said Nancy Black, a marine biologist with Monterey Bay Whale Watch.
"Humpbacks like to interfere with the killer whales (Orcas) for some strange reason," ... "They seem to want to protect the prey."
" A pod of killer whales have killed seven whales in 12 days in Monterey Bay, but the humpback whales in the area appear to be doing just about everything they can to stop the feeding frenzy.
In recent weeks, humpback whales have repeatedly charged over to the site of the kill and tried to deter killer whales from either hunting or feeding. Black said she has seen the humpbacks approach in groups of two or three and trumpet loudly to try and disperse the orcas.
"The mother Grey whale took her calf, held her breath and made a run for the beach," Black told SFGATE. The mother held her breath for seven minutes and the pair escaped the pod of predators, albeit a little bloody and battered."
(excerpt only; see article)
(proceed with Hump jokes now)
Confession? ...the last paragraph.
(Pic is a Grey, an Orca, a Humpback)