Thursday, 15 July 2010

Two Male Blue Whales Fighting Over A Female (Quebec)

An interesting video showing 2 male blue whales fighting over the affections of a single female blue whale. The chasing boat contains scientists, led by Richard Sears, with 2 paying passengers aboard to fund the expedition.
"The video was shot during a scientific expedition (there are two boats on the St. Lawrence licensed for this) near Pont Neuf on the St. Lawrence River un Quebec. The two whales concerned have been known to the scientists for a little while, but have never fought before. This fight behaviour has added significantly to the understanding of whales and how they interact as a group - it's probabkly the longest fight witnessed and hence provides a bit more data than any other."
Tags: Blue Whale - Fight - Quebec - Richard Sears

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