Whale, whale, whale it appears that it's lunch time.
lunge feeding, as seen here, is a common feeding behavior for humpback whales. to capture krill and other various small kinds of fish, the whales will lunge through a shoal of prey with their mouths gaping open. when working as a group, humpback whales will also make an array of different calls to communication - from short grunts to long hollow calls. 📷: shutterstock / chase dekker
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