Krill Joy — Drone Video of Blue Whale Feeding

Something to take one’s mind off the apocalyptic hurricane bearing down on the west coast of Florida.

Rare images of blue whale feeding behavior

Krill Joy
From Slate:This video catches a rare glimpse of a gigantic, lunge-feeding blue whale deciding on what’s for lunch. A nonintrusive drone from Oregon State University quietly observed the world’s largest animal in the Southern Ocean off Australia. Cruising along at 6.7 mph—according to Leigh Torres of the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State, who led the expedition—it spots a worthy mass of krill and flips on its side, mouth wide open, to plow into its unlucky meal at 1.1 mph.

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3 Responses to Krill Joy — Drone Video of Blue Whale Feeding

  1. Amazing footage, thanks for posting. (One of my dreams is to see a blue whale from the deck of my own boat.)

  2. John Molloy says:

    Remarkable footage of wonderful marine creatures. Shame some countries are still persisting in killing these beautiful creatures, not Blue Whales but other sprecies, shame on them.

  3. Irene says:

    Amazing and enlightening footage. Thanks!