"If you gaze at the ocean this winter, you might just be lucky enough to spot a
whale migrating along Australia’s coastline. This is the start of whale season,
when the gentle giants breed in the warm northern waters off Australia after
feeding in Antarctica.
This north-south migration happens every year, but the whales can still
surprise us. Thanks to a citizen scientist and his drone, humpback whales were
seen feeding in a mass super group and “bubble-net feeding” off the New South
Wales coast last year.
As my new research paper confirms, this a big deal for two reasons: it’s only
the second time a super group of humpbacks has been observed in the southern
hemisphere (a first for Australia) and the first time bubble-net feeding has
been seen in Australia.
So what is bubble-net feeding, and why are these observations so important?"
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*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics