How Humpback whales use bubbles to hunt (video)

I’d posted a video earlier of some Humpback whales jumping out of the water right next to some divers who accidentally, perhaps, stumbled into the middle of their feeding. And reader Samizdat reminded me of exactly how whales work together, blowing bubbles, and making noise, in order to corral fish together and then feed on them. It’s really amazing.

Well, I found some great videos of it in action.

First, the Humpback whales emit their bubbles to corral the fish:


Then they emit a noise, signaling that it’s time to rise:


Here are two really good videos demonstrating the Humpback whale feeding in action:

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