February 2, 2009 8:58 pm at 8:58 pm #589287feivelParticipant
A humpback whale fishes with a very special net. It doesn’t weave its net from rope, but from air bubbles instead. Called “bubble-net feeding,” this method involves blowing bubbles in a tight, spiraling pattern underneath a school of fish. The rising bubbles surround the fish in a tube-shaped corral. When the tube is complete, the whale swims straight up, through its center. With bubbles to all sides and a hungry whale below, the confused fish try to escape by swimming upwards too. They have no other direction to swim towards.
Imagine yourself in a nearby boat: You’d see a circle of bubbles form on the water’s surface, then the sudden flash as scores of herring break the surface. Before they can fall back, the huge whale lifts out of the water beneath them, snaps its jaws shut, then crashes back into the ocean to digest its meal. Hundreds to thousands of fish in a single catch!February 2, 2009 9:06 pm at 9:06 pm #635495
…coming right up… (i even got the bubbles!)
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.February 2, 2009 9:22 pm at 9:22 pm #635496feivelParticipant
nice pun ames! and its the Emes as well.
moish, right on schedule.February 3, 2009 2:24 am at 2:24 am #635497
feivel: i love whales!!! thanx for enlightening us on this!!!February 3, 2009 3:01 am at 3:01 am #635498qwertyuiopMember
hey feivel is starting to come up with more normal animals, that we actually heard of.$February 3, 2009 5:49 am at 5:49 am #635499
qwertyuiop: yeah i even know what a whale is!!!!!February 3, 2009 6:10 am at 6:10 am #635500qwertyuiopMember
asdfghjkl: so do i, but don’t ask me about his other ones.$February 3, 2009 6:13 am at 6:13 am #635501
asdfghjkl, you read it? it’s really short this time – no excuses.February 3, 2009 6:23 am at 6:23 am #635502
qwertyuiop: ha yeah!!! the other ones are off the wall!!!
moish01: i did read it!! ha thanx for askin!!!February 3, 2009 4:11 pm at 4:11 pm #635503SJSinNYCMember
As cool as this is, I enjoy the more obscure ones.February 3, 2009 7:50 pm at 7:50 pm #635504
yeah, same here, sjs. the only reason i didn’t say that was because it’s a lot easier to get a picture of the more common ones…
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