Scientists Say They Know Why Killer Whales Keep Sinking Boats. They’re Wrong

Scientists get close, but, not quite

Killer whales keep attacking and sinking boats. Scientists now know why, study says.

For the last five years, killer whales have been ramming – and in some cases sinking – expensive yachts, fishing boats and motorboats in the crystalline waters off the coast of Spain, Portugal, France and Morocco.

Why has been a mystery – until recently.

A multinational group of orca experts that met in February and were sponsored by the governments of Spain and Portugal has released a report outlining why they think it’s happening and what can be done to stop it.

What originally appeared to be attacks on more than 673 boats since 2020 now seem more likely to be a bunch of bored teenage orcas looking for something to do, said cetacean expert Alexandre Zerbini. Essentially, the whales started a fad of playing with boat rudders. (snip)

This group of orcas interacts with the the vessels because they are being enriched by the experience, said Renaud de Stephanis, president of CIRCE (Conservación, Información y Estudio sobre Cetáceos), an organization dedicated to preserving marine life. De Stephanis has been studying orca behavior for over 25 years and was also at the gathering of scientists in Madrid.

“The sea is a very boring place for an animal,” said de Stephanis. “Imagine if you’re a dog or some other mammal, you can interact with objects around you. But in the sea there’s not much for the orcas to interact with, so they play with the rudders.”

This is not a satire piece, like you’d get from Hard Times or The Babylon Bee (or The Onion years ago). This is real. There are real articles about an orca named Gladis leading a gang who beat up on ships.

But, are they right? Or, could it be something more nefarious

Did you see that in the paper the other day about those carp in the Mississippi River jumping into boats and bonking fisherman in the head? It’s true. They’re called big head carp, they’re from Asia and they’re attacking and severely injuring many fisherman.

Biologists claim the roar of boat motors agitates and excites these carp and they jump towards the sound but I think these biologists are naively missing an obvious connection. Fish are attacking fisherman. For the fish it’s get them before they get you, kill or be killed. Even if these fisherman are practicing catch and release, that’s a very painful, embarrassing experience for any fish and apparently they have had it.

What about the increase in mountain lion attacks? Great White sharks moving closer to shore? Moose have been showing up in towns and stomping on people. A squirrel was in my living room last spring. Am I the only one that sees a pattern here? People, wise up! The other animals are against us. It doesn’t take a genius to see there’s an inter-species conspiracy to thwart the urban expansion of man……. (read the whole thing)

They hate us. Squirrels are involved in surveillance. Animals bite, sting, and scratch us. They damage our homes. How do killer whales fit in? Well, they’re involved in direct action, vandalism, scaring us from the high seas.

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11 Responses to “Scientists Say They Know Why Killer Whales Keep Sinking Boats. They’re Wrong”

  1. L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

    On a lighter note did you see the 100,000 plus people gathered in the Bronx to celebrate a visit from Donald Trump? That’s a lot of red hats in a blue neighborhood. And I noticed that when MSNBC and CNN went around asking people they were all from the neighborhood. They were hoping to find people being bussed in from Pennsylvania or something no dice. They were all locals.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Probably fewer than 3000 there. The South Bronx is 84% Hispanic and 31% Black. Video shows few Blacks in the crowd. One supporter claimed Trump was a lower class wealthy person.

    The media love them some Trump!! They replay and even repeat his every lie, just like in 2016. For the media, attention = dollars!

    When he was king, “Black unemployment was record low” (until now), Hispanic unemployment was record low” (until now), his US economy was “the best in history”, New York was being overrun by “migrant crime”, and Hamas would not have invaded Israel if he hadn’t been cheated in 2020! The invading migrants are building an army here! He praised Xi, Kim and Putin… again.

    He mentioned Hillary and the crowd screamed, “Lock her up!”, ignoring how close Big Donnie the Mob Boss is to the Big House.

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    MAGAts are running photos from the rally! 10s of thousands of revelers! Except the pictures were from Barack Obama’s 2008 rallies. LOL.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Something Karen (aka Rimjob) and the other envious libtards don’t quite get is that normal people actually understand that the rally in the South Bronx wasn’t for Barack or Joey.

      Losers should keep throwing shade like that Hochul bitch.

      Bwaha! Lolgf

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