In Hot Pursuit
Such is the plight of a female humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) that males often team up to vie for her affections even while she is preoccupied with raising a baby.
In this instance, no less than six eager males were in hot pursuit of this mother and calf pair, to the seeming consternation of the female.
Female humpback whales with calves don't always react in this manner. Sometimes they are receptive to the attention of a given male. Why this should be, given that she has a baby to care for, is not immediately obvious. At least not as obvious as why the male whales are interested in her :-0
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