Humpback facts

Whale Watch 1026

There are several different ways humpback whales feed.  Above is a picture of a humpback whale dragging along the surface of the water.  If you look close, you can see a sandlance stuck in between his baleen!  Someone get him a toothpick.

flipper

Humpbacks have long white pectoral flippers that are around 1/3 length of their body.  As you can see in the picture above, their flippers appear flourescent green because of all the rich fidoplankton that fill our Atlantic Ocean.

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This is perfect picture of a humpback whale open-mouth feeding.  As you can guess, it is called this when humpbacks come up to the surface with their mouthes wide open and full of food.  You can also see how their mouthes and underside pleats expand much like a pelican’s pouch when it is full of water and food.

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