The waters off Argentina’s Chubut province have historically been a prime breeding spot for endangered Southern right whales. But now the gentle, bus-sized mammals are being threatened by a savvy new predator: Ravenous seagulls that swoop down when the whales surface to breathe, tearing and pecking away at their flesh for an easy meal. The attacks have become such a problem that local officials are declaring “open season” on the gulls. Take a look at this unusual battle.
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