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Title: Epic Humpback Whale Battle Filmed For BBC
Description: BBC, 9pm, 26/10/09, video here


Eddy - October 25, 2009 12:20 PM (GMT)
Epic humpback whale battle filmed

It is the greatest animal battle on the planet, and it has finally been caught on camera.

A BBC natural history crew has filmed the "humpback whale heat run", where 15m long, 40 tonne male whales fight it out to mate with even larger females.

During the first complete sequence of this behaviour ever captured, the male humpbacks swim at high speed behind the female, violently jostling for access ...

Video and full article here, BBC News, 23/10/09.

Eddy - October 25, 2009 12:21 PM (GMT)
Amazing trailer.

Mootle - October 26, 2009 12:42 PM (GMT)
WOW!!! :o

Makes me glad I am not a male whale, or a female one for that matter, having to still reproduce at the age of 50! :lol:




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