Svein Aasjord and Trond Ivarsoy were out in a cold fjord on Norway’s Whale Island when they noticed a pod of humpback whales.
They stopped the engine to enjoy the view when a fascinating thing happened: the humpbacks came over to the men. But it was not a social call. The fjords are full of herring now, which attracts the humpback whales and they work together to chase herring.
Using sound and bubbles, the enormous mammals are pushing the herring shoals close together and so they swim right up underneath them with open mouths.
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