Paddle Boarder Films His Close Encounter With Orca

NewsflarePublished: August 18, 2017175 views
Published: August 18, 2017

Found in oceans and seas around the world, humpback whales typically migrate up to 16,000 miles each year. Humpbacks feed in polar waters and migrate to tropical or subtropical waters to breed and give birth when they fast and live off their fat reserves. Their diet consists mostly of krill and small fish. Humpbacks have a diverse repertoire of feeding methods, including the bubble net technique.

Like other large whales, the humpback was a target for the whaling industry. Once hunted to the brink of extinction, its population fell by an estimated 90% before a 1966 moratorium. While stocks have partially recovered, entanglement in fishing gear, collisions with ships and noise pollution continue to impact the population of 80,000.

An amazing video from the Newsflare archive of an Orca or killer whale swimming underneath a paddle-boarder off the coast of New Zealand in 2015. The once-in-a-lifetime footage, captured off Kuaotunu beach, shows the killer whale swimming right next to boarder Luke Reilly. Interviewed by a local news organization about the experience, Riley said "This one just bee-lined it for me. He popped up about 10cm away from the back of my board.” "I got a bit nervous thinking, 'what's this guy going to do?' He slowly crept up and grabbed my board and I yelled 'What are you doing?" "It was quite freaky but so amazing at the same time."

If you feel that you are up to some adrenaline, take a look at this video is sure to pump up yours!

Dissimilar to sharks executioner whales don't commonly assault people except if they feel debilitated and in no known cases has a human at any point been eaten by an exceptional whale. Generally, executioner whales are really thought to be well-disposed creatures, in any event to the extent we know and have encountered them to be. But have you thought why are they called killer whales?

Killer whales are otherwise called orcas, a name that originates from their logical name: Orcinus orca. ... Long back, mariners alluded to these monstrous animals as "whale executioners." Eventually, that epithet changed to executioner whale. In Spanish, they're alluded to as ballena asesina, which signifies "professional killer whale”.

Orcas are profoundly social creatures that movement in bunches called units. Units, for the most part, comprise of 5 - 30 whales, albeit a few cases may consolidate to frame a gathering of at least 100. Orcas build up social pecking orders, and cases are driven by females. The creatures are thought to have an intricate type of correspondence with various tongues (marginally extraordinary dialect) starting with one unit then onto the next.

This video is probably a little scary to watch, yes it was scary for us too! There was impatience in us waiting for us to see what will happen! But, do killer whales attack people?

Wild orcas are not considered a real threat to humans. For the most part killer whales are actually considered to be very friendly animals, at least as far as we know and have experienced them to be. Incredible!

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