THE SPIRIT OF WHALES

Humpback whales are generally very solitary and non-social creatures as most of their time they spend alone. Sometimes though, they become curious and form temporary loose bonds with other individuals in the area. In that cases, one might be lucky to observe two or three of them travelling or resting side by side and often, all their movements and dives become synchronised. These bonds might last very shortly only, but sometimes animals can be seen spending their time together for several hours at a time.


On today’s morning trip on our RIB speed boat Amma Helga we were lucky to first observe an individual that clearly got interested in us and two other boats in the vicinity as it curiously dove between and underneath the vessels, spy-hopped next to them and swam back and forth between the boats as if it was making sure to not miss out on any of the on-goings. Everyone aboard was thrilled by the behaviour and squeaked whenever the whale come up close again.

Then after, in another – though not far away – area three more humpback whales were out and about. Whilst two of them were travelling together for a while already, the third one would join the party on and off.

- Sarah (captain)

Video by Natàlia Amigó (head guide)

Photo by Charla Basran (researcher / guide)

Humpback whales are generally very solitary and non-social creatures as most of their time they spend alone. Sometimes though, they become curious and form temporary loose bonds with other individuals in the area. In that cases, one might be lucky to observe two or three of them travelling or resting side by side and often, all their movements and dives become synchronised. These bonds might last very shortly only, but sometimes animals can be seen spending their time together for several hours at a time. On today’s morning trip on our RIB speed boat Amma Helga we were lucky to first observe an individual that clearly got interested in us and two other boats in the vicinity as it curiously dove between and underneath the vessels, spy-hopped next to them and swam back and forth between the boats as if it was making sure to not miss out on any of the on-goings. Everyone aboard was thrilled by the behaviour and squeaked whenever the whale come up close again. Then after, in another – though not far away – area three more humpback whales very out and about. Whilst two of them were travelling together for a while already, the third one would join the party on and off. - Sarah 🎬 by Natàlia Amigó

Gepostet von Gentle Giants Whale Watching am Sonntag, 25. August 2019
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