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Bubble Net Feeders

rbsandor

Denver, US
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rbsandor Gold Member Nikonian since 29th Aug 2007
Mon 20-Jan-14 02:23 PM

I have heard of whales creating a "net of bubbles" to trap their prey, but had never seen it until just recently. I watched as a pod of whales would dive and exhale to create a string of bubbles 50 or 60 feet in diameter, with the individual bubble patches themselves being 6 feet or so in diameter.
When the circle was complete, the whales would swim through and swallow their prey. Birds would also appear to feast on the prey. Here are a few shots showing that action. C&C welcome. Richard
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