An Interesting Encounter with Three Humpbacks! – 16/7/16

An interesting encounter with three Humpbacks. This trio included Ember, Nuages, and a yet to be identified whale. Watching the social interactions between whales has always fascinated me. Just wondering what they were thinking and what the purpose of their movements are is intriguing. During this encounter we saw multiple tail breaches by at least two of the whales (with the foggy conditions it was difficult to keep track of who was doing what) as well as flipper slapping by Ember. We know that Ember is a male and Nuages is a female. Is it possible that Ember was acting out because he wanted the third whale to leave him alone with Nuages? Only they know for sure, but it was interesting to watch!



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