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How Do Baleen Whales Feed?

I was recently asked about baleen whales and what techniques they use to collect food. There are three families of baleen whales, and all three use different techniques to feed. Right whales and the bowhead whale use filter-feeding, gray whales use a bottom-feeding technique, and rorquals use bubble net feeding, gulp feeding, and circle feeding. …

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10 Largest Whales Of North America

North America is one of the world’s best destinations to find some of the largest whale species in the world. Some of the largest whales in the world inhabit this region.  People from every corner of the globe come to see the gigantic whales in the area.  Whales inhabit all the oceans globally, and the largest …

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What Are The Predators Of Humpback Whales?

Humpback whales are some of the largest animals on Earth, but other animals will prey on them. In this article, we look at what are the most common predators of humpback whales. A few shark species, along with killer whales and humans, prey on humpback whales. However, humpback whales have some great defense mechanisms. If …

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Why Do Whales Come Close To Shore?

Seeing whales from shore is an experience that many people would love to experience.  I was asked recently why they come so close to shore. Whales come close to shore for many reasons. Pollution, protection from predators, and migration patterns are just some of the reasons. Have you ever wondered why whales come so close …

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Where Can You Watch Killer Whales in North America?

Killer whales, or orcas, as they are commonly known, can be seen in many places in North America. However, killer whales are actually dolphins. This guide shows you the best places to see these fantastic animals in their natural habitats. There are many places to watch killer whales in North America. From Vancouver Island to …

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Where to Watch Gray Whales in North America

Gray whales are one of the most amazing whales that you can ever hope to see. There are many places to see gray whales off the coast of North America. Gray whales migrate from the Chuchki and Bering Seas, down the coast into Mexico to breed. They then make the journey again, allowing whale-watchers to …

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Where To Watch Whales In New York

New York has it all; neon lights, nightlife, a great atmosphere, and whales. New York is one of the most popular places that allows whale watching and holds several spots from which whale watching is possible. New York has some fantastic places to watch whales. From Long Beach Island, Fire Island, and Rockaway Beach to …

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Why Do Dolphins Jump Out Of The Water?

On a recent dolphin watching trip, I noticed several dolphins leaping out of the water. It seemed to me that some of these were doing it purely for the crowds, interacting with us, and increasing their jumps when people cheered.  Dolphins jump out of the water for fun, increase visibility, remove parasites, and improve navigation. …

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How Do Mammals Feed Underwater?

All mammals need to eat, but I was thinking the other day about marine mammals and the many different ways they have adapted. Marine mammals catch their food in many ways. Whales feed on large amounts of microscopic organisms. They use various techniques such as filter-feeding, bubble-net feeding, and surface feeding to catch these. Dolphins …

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