Gray whale migrates past Southern California bearing scars caused by a boat prop and orca teeth, but also curious markings that leave experts at a loss
Mammal's many scars, now healed, imply that it was attacked by a large predator when it was just a calf; culprit believed to be a killer whale
Mammal breaches only a few feet away from paddler, who exclaims with trepidation, 'Oh-no … Easy there buddy. Easy!'
Might be first documentation of this type of interaction off California
After speculation, expert suggests animal corpse is that of a killer whale