The bottom feeding behavior of humpback whales

By Sarah Zielinski, 00:00 AM October 8, 2013

If you go on a whale watching tour, you might be lucky enough to catch humpback whales feeding. Sometimes they slap their tail flukes on the surface, frightening their fishy prey so they school, making the fish easier to eat. Or the whales might create a net of bubbles to gather fish together before lunging forward to gobble up a meal. But humpbacks living off the coast of New England have been spotted going deep to catch themselves a midnight snack.

A team of researchers studying humpbacks in...

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