Monthly Archives: July 2014

Humpback Whales Lunge Feeding

Humpback whales frequently work together when lunge feeding.  They corral the fish into a tight bait ball and then speed upwards with their giant mouths open, filtering both fish and water through their baleen.  There are 5 humpback whales in … Continue reading

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Humpback Whale Lunge Feeding

These humpback whales were lunge feeding in the Monterey Bay.  Lunge feeding is when whales work together to try to corral the fish into one area and then they swim upwards at high speeds through the fish, with their mouths … Continue reading

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Humpback Whale Breach

This Humpback whale calf breached several times in the Monterey Bay yesterday.  If you look closely, you can see the whale’s eye.  The humpback activity has been excellent this July as anchovy bait balls are near the shore in shallow … Continue reading

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Humpback Whale Lunge Feeding

Humpback whales have been extremely active in the Monterey Bay during July 2014, as the whales have been feeding on anchovy bait balls near the surface of the water near Moss Landing, California.  These bait balls have created a feeding … Continue reading

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Humpback Whale Breach in Monterey Bay

There have been Humpback whales feeding on large amounts of anchovies in the Monterey Bay this summer, making for interesting and fun whale watching. Humpback whales migrate up to 16,000 miles each year. In the winter they migrate to sub-tropical … Continue reading

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