Orca Whale Flips Seal

Watch this killer whale flip a seal 80 feet into the air

By on October 27, 2015 at 9:25 AM.

Watch this killer whale flip a seal 80 feet into the air

The sea is cruel and unforgiving, especially if you’re not high up on the food chain. Recently, an innocent harbour seal learned this the hard way when an orca whale straight up punted him 80 feet up into the air with its tail. After watching this video, you’ll undoubtedly agree that orcas, which may be more commonly known as Killer Whales, are entirely deserving of their name.

According to the video’s YouTube description, the footage below was taken on a whale watching tour which notes that “all aerial images were filmed from a safe distance under the guidance of Transport Canada and the Department of Fisheries & Oceans.”

“Transient whales typically use their tails to stun their prey,” the National Post adds, “but seldom in such a spectacular fashion.”

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Dead Whale Explosion Canada

A Canadian town is living in fear that a nearby dead whale will explode any second

By on April 30, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

A Canadian town is living in fear that a nearby dead whale will explode any second

We’ve just found a new downside to owning beachfront property. The Smithsonian reports that a dead blue whale has washed up on the beaches of Trout River, a small town in Newfoundland whose residents are worried that its corpse is filling up with methane at an alarming rate. In fact, the 18-foot whale corpse is filling up with methane so quickly that it’s now apparently bloated to twice its original size. More →

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