With such a big mouth, you’d assume a humpback whale could consume anything in its path with little to no effort. However, the video below demonstrates that even the world’s largest creatures have eating routines.
The film, which was released by National Geographic in July 2014, has gained a lot of attention owing to its surprise and remarkable nature.
The remarkable action of humpback whales when attempting to catch enormous shoals of fish is known as bubble net feeding. Whales usually team together for a genuine demonstration of talent, even though they are capable of doing it on their own. For Whales, the explanation in the video is as follows: One whale dives to the bottom, then swims around the fish — above them — while blowing a constant stream of bubbles out of its blowhole in a circular fashion.
In the meantime, the other whales move in synchrony toward the prey, causing the fish to swim higher. The fish are subsequently trapped inside the “bubble net,” and the whales all descend on them, their jaws open wide. It’s not only a fantastic solution for mass feeding, but it’s also a stunning sight. And it appears that the seagulls will get a piece of the action as well!
Because humpback whales do not feed in the warmer areas they frequent for part of the year, For Whales claims that when they reach the colder regions, such as the southern Alaskan seas depicted in the video below, they ingest massive amounts of food. Humpback whales may consume up to 3,000 pounds of food each day. That’s what I call feeding.