Stunning new video footage captured a rare massive “megapod” of Humpback whales off the coast of Australia.
More than 100 of the enormous sea-faring mammals are seen feasting on a large school of baitfish near New South Wales on Australia’s southeast coast, CBS-News reported.
“The big smell, fish everywhere, whales busting up through it,” Simon Miller, owner of Sapphire Coastal Adventure, which spotted the rare display Thursday, told Reuters.
Simon Miller said that he had never seen humpack whales “feeding in such huge aggregations before.”Sapphire Coastal Adventures/REUTERS A “megapod” of humpback whales were seen feeding off Australia’s New South Wales coast.Sapphire Coastal Adventures/REUTERS The incredible footage shows over 100 humpback whales.Sapphire Coastal Adventures/REUTERS
“Now the whales on the outside were slapping their tails, sorting of herding the bait in together and then the whales coming up and sort of busting up all over the place,” Miller said. “It’s pretty incredible stuff.”
It’s not uncommon to see whales