Fluke Footage Shows How Sperm Whales Steal For years, long-line fishermen in Alaska have complained that whales have been stealing their sablefish catch. A team of researchers mounted a video camera to a fishing line and caught a sperm whale in the act, providing new insight into whale behavior.
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Fluke Footage Shows How Sperm Whales Steal

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Fluke Footage Shows How Sperm Whales Steal

Fluke Footage Shows How Sperm Whales Steal

Fluke Footage Shows How Sperm Whales Steal

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For years, long-line fishermen in Alaska have complained that whales have been stealing their sablefish catch. A team of researchers mounted a video camera to a fishing line and caught a sperm whale in the act, providing new insight into whale behavior.

Watch a sperm whale steal.