First Record of Predation on False Killer Whales (Pseudorca crassidens) by Killer Whales (Orcinus orca)

@article{Visser2010FirstRO,
  title={First Record of Predation on False Killer Whales (Pseudorca crassidens) by Killer Whales (Orcinus orca)},
  author={I. Visser and Jochen R. Zaeschmar and J. Halliday and Annie Abraham and Phil Ball and R. Bradley and Shamus Daly and Tommy Hatwell and T. Johnson and W. Johnson and Laura Kay and Tim Maessen and Vanessa McKay and Taira Peters and Nathan Turner and Basil Umuroa and D. S. Pace},
  journal={Aquatic Mammals},
  year={2010},
  volume={36},
  pages={195-204}
}
The first record of killer whale (Orcinus orca) predation on false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) is reported here. On 25 March 2010, a group of 50 to 60 false killer whales, including approximately 15 calves and accompanied by three to five bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.), were sighted in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Within 30 min, they were approached by a group of approximately eight killer whales. Five false killer whales were attacked, with at least three rammed from below… Expand
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