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Humpback spotted 'lunge feeding' off West Cork


Lunge feeding is a method of obtaining food, used by baleen whales. The whale accelerates as it breaks the water's surface, swallowing a mouthful of prey and seawater.

The footage was filmed yesterday (Monday), during a trip in which the crew spotted a fin whale, at least a dozen minke whales and hundreds of short-beaked common dolphin.

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