Feeding frenzy

While the primary objective of this research project is humpback whales, we enjoy observing the many other species we encounter during our surveys. The other day was a particularly slow whale day, so we spent some time with a mixed flock of birds feeding on small fish. At times the water beneath the flock seemed to be boiling as birds from above and larger fish from below preyed upon the smaller fish. These waters are not just vital for humpback whales, but for many other species as well!

A lone frigate bird soars amongst the flock
Black Tern
Storm Petrel
Can you spot the fish jumping amongst the birds?

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