This lunge photo was a second late. A humpback lunged toward the boat through the herring ball but has already closed its mouth. It should be more like tomorrow….
This past summer more of the humpback whales viewed were doing a vertical lunge. The whale would come up slowly with its mouth wide open and often remain as shown in this photo and slowly rotate in a circle for up to a minute. It would then slowly close its mouth, hopefully full of herring, and sink below the surface. It must have worked because it was viewed often over the summer.
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