Category: gif

ooh-love:

video

ooh-love:

video

the-cetacean:

Type D orcas off Chilean coast (Type D Killer Whale Research Team)

the-cetacean:

Type D orcas off Chilean coast (Type D Killer Whale Research Team)

seatrench:

Southern Right Whale

(source)

seatrench:

Southern Right Whale

(source)

chalkandwater:

Sleeping sperm whales

Blue Planet II (Episode 4: Big Blue, 2017)

bogleech:

apparently one whale years ago was observed doing this for hours and now more and more whales in the area are seen copying it so we think it’s a whole new behavior and it seems to be a response to shrinking food sources.

Instead of expending any energy actively hunting, the whale just holds its mouth open wherever fish are being hunted by birds. To escape the birds, the fish try to hide in the whale’s mouth because it’s a darker area that looks like shelter.

…They’re turning into giant, sea-mammal pitcher plants.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/mms.12557?referrer_access_token=bXLTS5BeSw_vlIKHkM0bYIta6bR2k8jH0KrdpFOxC654HjreJ8D19K86UreR5JPsSRb0CuGhiJSV1L1ht-N1Gf_K_1a9MREFzQGU9oJDNctsKDin_HXcYEdsLg3EbcTl

pcrassidens:

belugas

the-cetacean:

Humpback Whales (Frozen Planet)