Dolphins bowriding breaching whales in #Bermuda

North Atlantic humpbacks migrate over the open ocean each spring on their way from the breeding/mating grounds in the Caribbean to their feeding grounds up north.

Here you can see five humpbacks in Bermuda still displaying the courting/mating behaviour as two challenging males breach and pec slap to attract the attention of a mother humpback with a calf and a primary escort. You can also see a pod of dolphins bowriding the whales and see the scatter action as they dive out of the way of a breaching whale. You can also see dolphins bowriding the female as she supports her young calf on her back. You can also see the young calf lying on its back pec slapping, learing from the adults.

 

“Where the Whales Sing” one hour documentary on the humpbacks.

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