The whale breached just metres away from a tourist-filled boat.
The mother and calf humpback whale were rumoured to have been spotted South of Rowley Shoals in January, hopefully making their way to Antarctica.
It depends what you believe when you read the papers.
This is the first published account of the apex predators actively hunting and preying upon beaked whales.
Called “capital breeders”, the females build up energy reserves in summer feeding grounds – relying solely on fat stores throughout the breeding season.
Humpback whales have been spotted fending off killer whales from attacking other species. But this kind of interspecies altruism raises an evolutionary conundrum.