But with what we know about orca and humpback interactions, could this really be true? As it turns out, it's really not likely that the humpbacks are being chased - but the real story is even better. According to Dr. Phil Clapham, a leading humpback whale researcher at NOAA's National Marine Mammal Laboratory, this behavior isn't so unusual after all.
"These are just two curious humpbacks who were interested in a boat - it happens all the time in various places," he told The Dodo. "And I have no doubt that the other whales didn't 'leave the area'... they just moved on, or the boat didn't see them again."