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Inverted Tail Lobbing

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Baywing, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. Baywing

    Baywing

    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    Tail lobbing is an activity where the whale (usually humpback) sticks it's tail out of the water and repeatedly slams it on the surface. Take your palm and slap the surface of the water sometime. Makes a pretty loud smack, doesn't it? Imagine a tail, 16' across. Makes a very loud noise! This humpback decided the usual way wasn't good enough, so it rolled over to do several inverted tail lobs. Yes, you are looking at the underside of the humpback! Another in the background was doing the same thing, I guess it's more fun as a group activity! This one is Nile, a female we believe is pregnant, Barb, a male, is in the background.
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  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Hey Bay where is the pics. :>))
     
  3. Baywing

    Baywing

    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    It showed up on the preview.....????
     
  4. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    I see it. I only see one whale though. Interesting behavior. Sounds like they were having a play time. :smile:
     
  5. Baywing

    Baywing

    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    The other one had taken a time out to breath, you can see the exhale and the top of the whale, looks like a brown log to the right and up from the prominent one.
     
  6. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Oh yeah, I see it now. I was looking further up towards the top of the image.

    Nice capture. :smile:
     
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