Orca packs devouring gray whale calves in Monterey Bay
Packs of killer whales are systematically tracking down and devouring young gray whales in Monterey Bay as the giant beasts swim along the coast during their annual migration.
The famous bay is where the hungry orcas wait, forcing the gray whales and their calves to run the gauntlet after leaving Baja, Mexico on their way to their feeding grounds in Alaska. As many as 35 whales a day are swimming through the area right now, according to researchers, who say the gray whales put up a terrific fight as the orcas attempt to separate the mothers from their calves.
The problem for the gray whales is they have to cross a 6,000-foot-deep depression, called the Monterey Submarine Canyon, at Point Pinos, allowing the highly intelligent killer whales to attack them in groups from below