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Orcas observed devouring the tongue of a blue whale just before it dies in first-ever documented hunt of the largest animal on the planet

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Approaching a blue whale to attach a suction - cup tag Elliott Hazen under NOAA/NMFS permit 16111
A study from Australia is the first to scientifically document the killings of blue whales by orcas.
Orcas were observed devouring the nutrient-rich tongues of the giant blue whales.
"This is the biggest predation event on this planet," said a marine scientist.
For the first time, a pack of orcas - also known as killer whales - have been observed hunting and killing blue whales, the largest animal on the planet. According to a report published in Marine Mammal Science , the scientific...
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