HUMPBACK WHALE

Humpbacks engage in all kinds of cetacean aerobics, from spy-hopping and rolling to splashing the surface with their huge 5m-long flippers. They’re the big show-offs of the cetacean world, and that’s why they’re so fascinating to watch. With luck, you’ll witness a breach – 30 tonnes of blubber leaping from the sea – or bubble-net feeding when they corral shoals of fish. Individuals can be identified by their fluke markings.

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