Whales sighted off San Miguel - Whales sighted off San Miguel

Whales sighted off San Miguel, the North Pacific of California during the past several days. Therefore had researchers scram. The humpback social structure is loose-knit. Typically, individuals live alone or in small, transient groups that disband after a few hours. Groups may stay together longer in summer to forage and feed cooperatively.

Longer-term relationships between pairs or small groups, lasting months or even years, have rarely been observed. Some females possibly retain bonds created via cooperative feeding for a lifetime. Humpback whales often leap out of the water, a behavior known as “breaching“, and slap the water with their fins or tails


Sanctuary Quest 2002: April 24 – June 20, 2002

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