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Whale Reports | Whale Report 5 | Photo 11

 

 Location St. Vincent's | Date N/A | Photographer Arlene Erven, Wildland Tours
Notes This photo was taken from St. Vincent's beach. Note how this lunge-feeding humpback also shows a gash on its lower jaw from pursuing caplin near the shore. During lunge-feeding a whale "lunges" up through a large school of prey. Sometimes the humpbacks at St. Vincent's will travel along the beach together as they feed. They have been observed creating "bubble nets" which likely prevent the escape of the caplin who perceive the wall of air bubbles as a barrier; and come together into a tightly packed school just perfect for a hungry humpback. Tour guide observations suggest that some of the same individual humpbacks feed off St. Vincent's every year.

 
 

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