Humpback whales’ unusual flipper flapping

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This video says about itself:

4 May 2016

This is the incredible moment a humpback whale feeds just feet away from docked boats showing off his giant mouth.

Fisherman Cy Williams watched as the behemoth majestically beached the surface of the water at Knudson Cove Marina, Alaska, USA.

As Cy tried to follow the whale’s path under the stationary vessels – including his own – on Monday May 2, he spotted bubbles heading toward the surface.

Suddenly the gaping jaws of the mammoth mammal shot into the air, taking a massive gulp on the way back.

From Stanford University in the USA:

Unexpected flipper flapping in humpback whales observed

July 10, 2017

Summary: Humpback whales flap their foreflippers like penguins or sea lions, researchers have discovered. This unexpected observation helps explain whale maneuvering and could improve designs inspired by their movement.

When Jeremy Goldbogen, an assistant professor of…

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