Those darn sperm whales: Video captures them stealing a free lunch

by Thor on May. 28th, 2009

Sperm whales might just be those mean kids of the ocean who shake you down for your lunch money. Or, they may simply be pretty smart hunters who've figured out how to get the better of human technology and steal fish off of commercial fishing lines in the ocean. Watch some amazing video (below) of a sperm whale "cleaning off" a fishing line.

Here's a link to the National Geographic report on this phenomenon.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Eric Maas's picture
Eric Maas says:

Absolutely massive creature. The presence of that thing when it comes into view of the camera is amazing not to mention scary.

posted on Thu, 05/28/2009 - 4:13pm
curious's picture
curious says:

this is very funny actually...i'm still a little hazy on what actually happened, but it was funny...i'd say they are the smart ones, not mean bullies...i'd say the commercial fishing lines were probably seen as the bullies. heheh.

posted on Thu, 05/28/2009 - 5:07pm
Keya's picture
Keya says:

my feed back on this video is dat i feel very scared to even be next to a whale now no telling if he might eaat me n destroy me....lol....but it was kind of funy as well like some of the viiews said.

posted on Fri, 05/29/2009 - 8:51am
Thor's picture
Thor says:

Have no fear...whales have no taste for humans. Now a great white shark on the other hand.....

posted on Fri, 05/29/2009 - 9:37am
it's picture
it says:

I will sleep better knowing that

posted on Fri, 05/29/2009 - 11:20am

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