@indigenoustourismbc 📷 + words by @sidneywhalewatching:
Some humpbacks have a very interesting way of catching their food!! 🐳🐋
👉 Humpbacks are baleen whales which means they filter their food through baleen plates.
👉 They consume krill, anchovies, cod, sardines, mackerel, capelin, and others sorts of schooling fish.
👉 They make nets to catch their prey called "bubble nets" with the air that they release from their blow holes. The whales dive deep then swim up in a spiral pattern, all the while releasing a steady stream of bubbles. As the bubbles rise they form a bubble cage which traps the fish or plankton that the whales are pursuing. Then the whales swim up through the center of the bubble cage with their jaws open and capture a great mouthful of food rich sea water!