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A humpback whale enjoyed quite a meal off Fire Island, New York, this August, feeding on large schools of fish.
“This type of activity is called lunge-feeding, when the whale dives below the fish and rises quickly out of the water with its mouth open, eating hundreds if not thousands of the bait fish,” he said.
The lunge-feeding method is utilized by rorquals, a type of baleen whale, as noted by American Scientist. Humpback, blue, and fin whales are among the 11 species of rorquals. Credit: Michael Busch via Storyful