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Whale breaching - Usually restricted to the mating season in the waters off of Mexico, breach by the males has been observed previously in this area. Bubble Net Feeding - In this area, on member of the pod of 9-12 whales, dives near a school of fish or krill. The single whale, blows bubbles as big as basketballs as the whale encircles the school. Other whales then issues whale vocalizations to further confuse the fish. (Actually heard this on the hydrophone). The whale then arise with the bubble curtain and feed. Fin Slapping - Whale is rolling and slapping pectoral fin. Tail Display - Tail marking are unique to humpbacks.Therefore the marking are used to identify the whales.
Open marine and in the Inside Passage of Alaska.
Both sites are great. The NOAA reference is specific to the pictures above.
Spotted on Jun 20, 2013
Submitted on Jun 29, 2013
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