Eden was a whaling
port las century, and they whalers had some unusual assistance from
Tom and his mates. Tom and his mates were killer whales, and they
used to herd whales to near the station, go and get the whalers,
even tow the whalers out to the whales and then help kill the whale.
Why - apparently the lips and tongues were a delicacy and Tom and
the crew got more than their fair share !
Who was exploiting
who ? Well, when Tom died the whaling station closed - they could
not catch whales so it looks like Tom and co were using the whalers
rather than vica versa.