Understanding Why Whales Breach

Seeing a whale breach is one of the biggest scores of a whale watching tour. What makes whales put on this kind of display? Researchers aren’t sure, but they have a few ideas.

This video details the theories about why whales breach. Some researchers think that whales may be trying to improve their digestion, while others believe that whales may be attempting to inspect the sources of noises that they hear, like the sound of a whale watching boat or fishing charter nearby.

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