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Other Whales

 

Larger whales also seem to seek and enjoy human contact. Minke Whales are noted for their "ship-seeking" behavior, while others,including humpbacks, can appear to be fascinated by smaller crafts and their occupents and may repeatly circle and dive under the boat or frequently spyhop. Their usually careful not to bump boats. They will often approach and interact with people,even to the point of physical contact.

Whales are quite gentile and aware of where swimmers are in relation to their extremites. One female Southern Right Whale was followed to closely my a swimmer and felt behind with her fluke before delevering a sharp sideways warning flick of her tail.

 

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