What was that sound? Pec Slapping Humpback Whales in Jervis Bay
Where a whale ‘slaps’ its pectoral fin on the surface of the water. These fins can be up to 6ft long! Often the whale is resting on it’s back or side exposing its large white underside, which is quite striking against the deep blue sea – or our beautiful Jervis Bay.
A finding from recent research suggests ‘pec slapping’ could be more commonly used as a form of communication when the wind picks up as vocal sounds become less audible….
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