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Contributors » Geoff » Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) discovered by Geoff (#7629)

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Observed: November 25, 2015 @ 11:30 AM
Posted on: November 25, 2015 @ 7:19 PM (diff: 0 days)

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By Lessa on 11/26/2015 5:55:38 AM

Wow, there are still humpbacks around!

By Geoff on 11/26/2015 9:24:34 AM

I was very surprised to see this one, so late in the year. I may go back there today, and see if it's still around. I'll bring my 400 mm lens this time. Unfortunately, I only had my 200 mm lens with me, yesterday.

By Tclenche on 11/26/2015 2:17:35 PM

lots of Herring and maybe mackerel around. would the Humpback eat them?

By Geoff on 11/26/2015 4:25:53 PM

They eat all kinds of small schooling fish, including mackerel, so that may be why this one was hanging around.

I went back to the same spot, at the same time of day, today, and hung around for an hour or so, but didn't see any whales in the area. 

By sam on 11/26/2015 6:30:16 PM

Yes, Tom , they e EAT MACKEREL AND HERRING. , I BELIEVE THAT IS THE OTHER MOLST IM;PORTANT FOOD FOR THEM IN NL. Many times when we are fishing Herring and/or mackerel , they swim hastily to our boat and drive and eat the school of fish and prevents us from getting them. they mostly do that at night , when the bright lights ( we use from 10- 15 000 watts)from our boat that attracts these predators.

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