Humpback Whale’s food filtration

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We enjoyed an extraordinary day several miles off the New England coast, when everything just fell into place and provided a spectacle which far exceeded our highest expectations. According to the accompanying marine biologist, who has spent several years regularly observing these magnificent creatures off the Atlantic coast, this was possibly the most spectacular and prolific gathering she had seen in that time.

A shot of the feeding Humpback in the process of closing its cavernous mouth to expel the water through the curtains of fibres, thereby retaining the fish

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