Orcas have been negatively dubbed killer whales. These large mammals are social creatures who swim the ocean in pods with up to 40 members. Residents along the coastal line of British Columbia, Canada, enjoy watching these stunning animals swim close to the shore, where they feed, communicate with each other, and give quite the show with their playful personalities. Fishermen in the area have come to realize how the orcas teach their skills to each other and have high, complex problem solving techniques which include stealing fish from longlines. Researchers have observed these majestic animals even tease humans by moving objects or throw chunks of ice after been thrown snowballs. Despite their high intelligence, their large bodies often deceives them getting into dangerous situation when they swim too close to shore. Luckily, for the whales, their human friends are more than willing to help them out in times of need.They can live anywhere from 50 to 80 years in the wild.
They can take down just about any animal. They are often described as wolves of the sea because of their hunting tactics being similar to the wolves.
It’s cries were heard by local residents, including Janie Wray, a member of the environmental research group Whale Point.
“She was calling out from land. A transient call is quite mellow and has a sad tone to it, so listening to her — oh my gosh — that just goes right through your body and your heart,” says Wray.
They used a makeshift hose, pump, and duct tape to water the orca.
They knew they could not move the massive animal because of the sharp rocks.
“It was as if she realized we were there to help her,” explains Wray. “Her breathing remained the same, and then the (tide) started to come up.”
Wray and other volunteers noticed a pod was waiting and watching the whole time. They swam away with their rescued family member afterwards.
->**Watch how these helpful humans kept the orca alive while waiting for the tide to come in.**<-