An ocean giant's hidden hunt revealed by new footage.
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Today we dive into the cold waters of the North Atlantic, where members of Nat Geo's Crittercam team deployed special cameras on the backs of humpback whales to record their hunt.
When they're hungry, these whales are known to create walls of bubbles to surround their prey. The trapped fish swim to the surface where they're consumed en masse by the humpbacks.
But Crittercam cameras offered a unique glimpse of another hunting technique-the whales scouring the ocean to flush out prey—a behavior rarely captured on any camera...giving scientists a whale's eye view of this extraordinary behavior.
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