These authors also found rake marks on a large number of adult females, which they may have acquired trying to protect their calves from killer whales.
Their data indicate a dramatic increase in rake marks on ECWG bowheads from 1986 to 2012.
Occurrence of killer whale Orcinus orca rake marks on Eastern Canada-West Greenland bowhead whales Balaena mysticetus.
The polar bears had found them and were trying to fish them out of the water, so the whales were all covered in these rake marks
There were so many rake marks
you couldn't get the ball out.
Two of our players were in bunkers and basically couldn't get the ball out, there's so many rake marks
Two of our players were in bunkers and just couldn't get the ball out there's so many rake marks
Silver also had similar rake marks
on her dorsal fin, from where she defended her son.
Several of the dolphins had so-called rake marks
on their bodies, teeth marks from dolphins biting one another.
Rescuer Trevor Weeks said: "There are a couple of puncture marks which could be from harpoons and there are also rake marks
all over its body.