Killer Whales on the Hunt in the Monterey Bay
Posted: January 15, 2013 | By: Jason Hoppin [Santa Cruz Sentinel]
MONTEREY BAY -- The lessons nature offers on the laws of the wild can be brutal. But they also can be beautiful.
That was the case on a cool Saturday on Monterey Bay, when a whale-watching boat came across killer whales on the hunt. A rare sight for sure, but even more rare was when researchers later witnessed the whales living up to their names by making a meal of one of the bay's beloved dolphins.
"I have only seen them catch a dolphin once in 25 years," said Nancy Black, a marine biologist with Monterey Bay Whale Watch and longtime killer whale researcher. "So it's really rare to be there at the right time."
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