What Do Humpback Whales Eat?


Humpback whales are seasonal feeders and carnivores whose diet includes: tiny crustaceans such as krill and copepods, plankton, herring, mackerel, capelin, and sandeel. They feed by gulping a mouthful of their prey as they swim.
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Humpback Whales feed upon plankton, the plant and animal life at the surface of the ocean's water, or upon fish in large patches or schools.
The humpback whales are typically seasonal feeders and carnivores that filter-feed small crustaceans such as krill, plankton and small fish including mackerel, herring, capelin and sand eel from the water. They cooperate in hunting and have developed a way of rounding up very concentrated masses of prey that is called bubble-net feeding.
Humpback whales do most of their feeding in the summer months and then live off of fat reserves through the winter months. Generally, they eat krill and fish like herring, salmon and mackerel. You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humpback_Whale
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