Playful Killer Whales Breach Near Monterey, California

StoryfulPublished: May 15, 201761 views
Published: May 15, 2017

Multiple killer whales displayed their playful side near Monterey, California, on May 11. This drone footage shows the orcas breaching and “pec slapping” in the waters.
Pec slapping is when whales and dolphin species lift and drop their pectoral fins into the water while leaning on one side of their bodies. Nancy Black, the owner of tour company Monterey Bay Whale Watch, said the killer whales became “social” after feeding on a gray whale calf.
Although labeled as "killers", Orcas are actually very playful and curious, which was the cause of demise for many of them. Killer whales are apex predators, meaning that they are at the top of the food chain, as there is no animal that preys on them.

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      BroncoBob · 6 days ago

      I think Killer Whales are beautiful animals, so graceful, and playful at times, such as this. Naturally, after just eating they don't have a care in the world, so they can frolic in the waves like any other fish, after all, they have to eat too.