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Bubblenet

Bubblenet Feeding: Seeing It Up Close (and Too Close)

 

A video shot by the Central California Coast Divers at Souza Rock shows a couple divers having a rather too-close encounter with some feeding humpback whales. So far over 5 million people have watched it on YouTube (be warned that there’s a bit of unsavory language).

Many of our guests in Alaska have witnessed this whale behavior (from the safety of our expedition ships). It’s called bubblenet feeding—and in the above video one of our guests explains it.