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Scientists reveal why killer whales are attacking boats worldwide – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Scientists have uncovered the mystery behind the recent surge in killer whale attacks on boats around the globe. Since 2020, killer whales, also known as orcas, have been ramming into the rudders of over 600 ships, causing significant damage and even sinking some vessels.Experts believe that these attacks are being led by a group of orcas with a unique behavioral pattern."The killer whales have caused mayhem for boaters, and this behavior seems to be spreading," reports the Daily Mail. The attacks are not random but appear to be a coordinated effort among certain pods of orcas, a Daily Mail report said.Marine biologists have been studying this phenomenon extensively. They suggest that these incidents might be a form of social learning among the orcas. "We are observing what s...