Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Lunge feeding Humpback Whales! Oct 1st, 2011

What a way to stat October with an amazing encounter with 6 and possibly more Humpback Whales near Race Rocks! Five of the Humpback Whales came together and began lunge feeding whilst we were watching them, always an amazing sight:)

We had already had an incredible encounter with 5 Transient Orcas off Victoria waterfront and had been told that there had been 3 Humpback Whales sighted near Race Rocks. However, when we got on scene the three Humpback Whales turned into 6 and there may have been at least one more! We witnessed some beautiful tail flukes as we watched these graceful Whales go about their business. Then Five of the Humpbacks got together and started blowing bubbles and then lunge feeding! It is rare to see this type of behavior off Victoria, so we were very lucky:)

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