posted on Apr, 10 2006 @ 05:36 AM
This happens many times in Hawaii during the Humpback season. Hardly them "fighting back". It's more them surfacing too close to the boat and the
boat not being able to stop in time. Boats are supposed to keep a 100 yard buffer here, but Humpbacks are very curious and will often approach boats
to look at the people on them, and see what they are. Sometimes they come up from a deep dive directly in the path of the boat and the boat doesn't
see them until it's too late.