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Humpbacks are unique among baleen whales for feeding on a wide range of prey, including krill, fish, crab and squid.
Segre, a biomechanics postdoctoral student at Stanford University, was in the southern Atlantic studying humpback whales' secret lives below the surface.
But when did the ancestors of today's minkes and humpbacks make the switch from chomping their food to straining the seas?
From data and videos retrieved from tags on humpback whales, members of Dr. Goldbogen’s lab are creating computer simulations of approaching whales to study the escape responses of fish.
The bay's waters are home to an abundance of sea life, including humpback and North Pacific fin whales.
Humpbacks, which have made a resurgence in the area over the last several years, are also a dramatic species.
Researchers have long guessed at why baleen whales—a group of cetaceans that includes humpback, minke, right whales and others—grew so big.
While the motives of the humpbacks cannot be stated with absolute certainty, similar incidents observed in regions around the world have led scientists to believe the whales may be acting altruistically and protecting other whales from orca attacks.
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