I think you can see the video on King5.com’s website. It was awful. This idiot in a speedboat hit the whale. There were several whale-watching boats right around the area stopped, and it was obvious there was whale activity, and the boat just sped through the middle of a group of whales. The boat driver was going too fast and not paying attention to what was going on. The Coast Guard found the boat, and hopefully there will be big penalties. But the poor whale.
Cellphone cameras caught a boat colliding with a gray whale off the Washington state coast, and marine animal experts are concerned about the whale. Lesanna Lahner, executive director of SeaLife Response, Rehabilitation, and Research, said the basketball-sized lump the whale developed behind its neck could interfere with behavior such as foraging and feeding.KING-TV (Seattle) (4/24)