Sport Enormous whale circles small boat in rare event captured on video

20:35  14 may  2018
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In the middle of the tour, the group got an incredible look at an enormous fin whale devouring plankton as it swam just inches away from their boat . French tourist, Eric Mouellic, managed to capture the close encounter on camera.

Sharks are known to circle boats at times, but on Saturday a 60-foot fin whale arched its massive body and circled the bow of a 26-foot inflatable vessel, leaving passengers and crew in awe.

"The encounter of a lifetime today, as a fin whale more than twice the size of our boat swims a complete circle around us," Capt. Ryan Lawler, of Newport Coastal Adventure in Newport Beach, Ca., wrote on his Facebook video description (Facebook video is shorter and contains sound.)

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Humpback whales are pretty big. Quite enormous in fact. A very rare event , indeed,” wrote Craig in the caption accompanying the video . “Dolphins and even Great White Sharks have been seen flying out of the water, but this is a first for an adult humpback whale !”

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Rare aerial footage of this "mugging" behavior, more common among smaller humpback whales, was captured by Mark Girardeau of Orange County Outdoors.

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Fin whales are second in size only to blue whales. They can measure nearly 80 feet and weigh about 70 tons. The mammals are sleek and swift, and often elusive, but sometimes curious.

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Fin whales prey on shrimp-like krill and small schooling fish, and several fin whales have been spotted off Southern California in recent weeks.

Blue whales, which can measure 90-plus feet and weigh 150 tons, are starting to show in the region as well.

-Video and photos are courtesy of ©Mark Girardeau for Newport Coastal Adventure


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