This footage taken on a Monterey Bay Whale Watch trip was more than anyone bargained for. The California group happened upon a killer whale feeding as they were tearing into a shark.
“Offshore Killer Whales today! We encountered these infrequently sighted Killer Whales on the 9am trip aboard the SeaWolf II. This ecotype of Killer Whales often travels in large groups and were seen about this time last December. We saw about 25 individuals and we have footage of them feeding on a Sevengill Shark!”
These whales didn’t even wait to finish the kill before they started eating, according to marine biologist Katlyn Taylor.
“And all of a sudden one of them brought it up, brought up the whole shark — and it was still alive, it was squirming around.”
That shark never stood a chance! The crazy thing is, these orcas were the smaller of the three different killer whale types.
“These whales are typically smaller in size than the Bigg’s or transient Killer Whale type and they had several very young calves with them!” they added. “Great encounter!”