This Is So Cool — Orcas Exfoliating on the Beach!

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While Chris Wilton and his friends were walking up the west coast of Canada, they came across an incredible pod of orcas demonstrating some very interesting behavior — it’s called “beach rubbing.”

Many orcas off Canada’s coast rub their bodies against the area’s signature beach pebbles. The scientific consensus is that this activity is a sort of traditional ritual for orcas, though it probably feels pretty good too.

Check out the video to see these gorgeous creatures skimming their bodies across the shallow, pebbly beach.

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Matthew M. Sullivan holds a bachelor's degree in creative writing from Grand Valley State University, with emphases in fiction and nonfiction. He lives smack-dab between some railroad tracks and Grand Rapids Michigan's third-busiest road, and spends his time studying film and literary fiction.
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