Typical Humpback Behavior

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Peer into the mouth of a humpback whale… our clients did on a recent trip to Columbia Glacier! This humpback displayed some awesome feeding behaviors right in front of our boat on the way back from a Columbia Glacier Day Trip.  First, he set some bubble nets. Whales do this by diving below a school of fish or krill and then blowing bubbles in a circle around their prey.  Then, the humpback did a behavior called lunging, diving up through the school of fish with his mouth open and scooping up his dinner on the way.  That’s a lot of work for a mouthful!

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