Groundbreaking Footage Shows Humpback Whales Creating Bubble Nets To Trap Prey (Video)

This is one of the most amazing things you will see in the wild. A breathtaking new video by the University of Hawaii shows humpback whales swimming in a circular pattern while blowing bubbles to create a “net” to encircle their prey. For the first time ever, the university’s researchers captured this regular whale behavior from an amazing whale’s-point-of-view along with drone footage.

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Filming in the cold blue-green waters of Southern Alaska, the team used cameras and sensors attached to the whales with suction cups, coupled with drones to capture the video and important data for a project investigating causes of a possible decline in the humpback whale numbers.