Whales slaughtering things

Sydney Morning Herald

No not the father and daughter hunting team, real whales, slaughtering yummy seals:

Argentina’s Peninsula Valdes is renowned as one of the world’s finest whale-watching destinations. For about six months of each year – from June to December – southern right whales crowd its protected bays, providing local tour boats with guaranteed sightings.

But outside the whale-watching season, an even grander ocean spectacle takes place around this pimple of barren land, midway between Buenos Aires and the southern tip of South America. As South American sea lions give birth along the peninsula’s coast each February, pods of orcas arrive offshore, poised for one of nature’s most dramatic hunting rituals. Riding waves onto the beach at Peninsula Valdes’ northern tip, the orcas beach themselves to snatch at sea lion pups, dragging them out to sea, often in full view of gathered spectators.



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  • Jimmie

    Thats pretty crazy –  I guess they wouldn’t want to do it with the tide going out.

  • Lofty

    Oh Si Señor this is exactly like the great Argentine military machine, eating up those filthy English on the Maldives….Just wait and see.


    El Lofty