Tail Lobbing and fun
I say “Tail Lob”!
Although we had some clouds, grey skies and some rain – really not that usual in Iceland, we all came ashore with a smile on our face.
We had just been witnesses of a tail lobbing Humpback whale! He or she also laid on the back and front to slap the fluke on the surface.
These beautiful animals are so powerful and it is marvelous to watch them in action.
Why they do these behaviours? Some say it is play, or getting ride of barnacles and parasites on their bodies, others think it is to communicate to other whales, or perhaps a dominance stance towards the boats. There is maybe a bit of truth in all of them?
That is the exciting part of research, to find out more about these marine mammals, as much of their lives is still unknown.
North Sailing often has researchers and students on board, who are trying hard to understand more of theses fascinating animals.
Who knows who we will encounter and what we will witness tomorrow, are you ready to join in in the adventure?
Sabrina Brando – Wildlife Guide