Researchers confirm first sighting of humpback whales ‘bubble-net feeding’ in Australia

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Humpback whales ‘bubble-net feeding’ in Australian waters has been captured on video for the first time. The drone video was taken at the end of 2020, but researchers have studied the whales’ behaviour, confirming they were using the technique. With an estimated 33 whales participating, it is also the largest humpback whale congregation ever observed in Australian waters. Bubble-net feeding, where whales deliberately blow bubbles to form a type of net around their prey, has been witnessed mostly in the northern hemisphere. The video was taken off the Sapphire Coast in southern New South Wales

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