I was watching BBC's Planet Earth live (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00qj06z) the other day and I came across something pretty special. Not just the Meerkat Ernesto who survived being bit in the face by a Cobra http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00sqrbf but this clip of humpback whales defending a Grey whale calf http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00s9h71 .
This is not the only time this has been spotted;
I am not going to try to explain this behaviour - I am not sure I have the expertise to do that! But it does make me think about other, strange behaviours which animals sometimes have.
Brings me back to a few mini research ideas I have had over the past year - revisiting my snails and looking at fear.
One of the reasons I love science- so many odd things that crop up.