Watch this (and think 40 Tons of Shock and Awe)

Love this…. how would you know, in the moment of confronting this, that you’re actually too big for these whales to swallow? Answer – you wouldn’t! wow…

Live & Learn


“Two divers had just been scuba diving at Souza Rock, two miles off Morro Bay in Central California.  They were merely passing time before the next scuba dive by snorkeling among sardines and other life in the area. They had cameras and a safety rope, and hoped to get shots of humpbacks in the distance.  “When we got in, the whales were about a quarter of a mile away.” Humpback whales feed on shrimp-like krill and small fish, which are ingested in large volumes with sea water. The water is expelled through baleen plates.  In this case the whales were clearly after the sardines, using vertical lunge-feeding techniques to catch the fish.  But humpback whales weigh up to 40 tons and the whales…”


Source: Grindtv.com

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About Makere

A transplanted New Zealand Scots/Maori academic/grandmother/random singer and sometime activist, my life is shaped by a deep conviction of the necessity for active critical engagement in the multi-faceted global and local crises of being and survival of species that confront us in the 21st century, the urgency of re-visioning the meaning of thriving together, and the contribution of Indigenous knowledge systems to a truly sustainable and just global society.
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