Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Humpback Whale Hunting Technique For Herring Using Bubble Curtains

  • The humpback whales in this video demonstrate their intelligent hunting technique used to catch herring.
  • The whales use a sophisticated way of working together to achieve maximum success when hunting for schooling fish.
  • The humpbacks drive the herring to the surface where they can then concentrate them by releasing columns of air bubbles which act as a barrier.
  • The rising bubbles are coordinated by the whales so that they surround the herring school.
  • The pod leader then signals for the whales all to ascend with their mouths open, to ingest the large quantities of herring.
Tags: Bubbles - Herring - Herring School - Humpback Whale - Hunting - Hunting Technique

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