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Remarkable whale hunt captured off coast for the first time – Irish Independent

November 28th, 2012 | by

IT is one of nature’s most remarkable ocean hunts – and few are ever fortunate enough to glimpse it.

A group of astounded Irish sailors and fishermen watched in awe as a pod of humpback whales conducted a so-called ‘bubble-netting’ hunt off the west Cork coast for a herring shoal.

The group managed to photograph, for the first time ever in coastal Irish waters, the whales using bubbles blown from their lungs to trap and then swallow the fish.

Two humpback whales were first caught on camera last Saturday – but yesterday they were joined by four more whales who were escorted by a group of dolphins eager to muscle in on the good fishing…….

Irish Independent. 26/11/2012. Read the article ‘Remarkable Whale hunt captured off coast for the first time’

 


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