The Eden whale’s ‘extraordinary’ feeding strategy reveals another story

This extraordinary video footage shot in the Gulf of Thailand, an Eden whale reveals its identical unique feeding strategy. Marine experts have never seen that kind of behavior. That baffled them and make us all think of how bright these massive sea creatures are!

The video footage was initially shared by wildlife cinematographer Bertie Gregory and he called it an “extraordinary behavior.” The short video footage is part of a BBC documentary named ‘A Perfect Planet’, narrated by Sir David Attenborough. This incredible scene takes a massive Eden whale in its feeding lunacy. The marine mammal is treading seawater and while holding her enormous mouth open, it creates a motion that sends the fishes into a trap.


“By treading seawater and holding the corners of their mouth under the surface, a motion is created drawing the fish into the whale’s mouth,” Gregory captioned the video footage. “In the fear, some of the fish also jump out into the whale’s mouth!”

Eden’s whales only can see in the Indo-Pacific ocean. They can reach up to 37 feet in length. Even spectacular, it turns out these sea creatures have really developed this behavior as an outcome of the pollution. With the ocean pollution heavily growing over the past years, the level of oxygen in the deep sea is getting lower, so the fishes live on the sea surface.


“This extraordinary whale behavior is thought to have drawn up because pollution has made a hypoxic climate,” Wastewater outflows from the ground have caused all the oxygen in the seawater to be used up, except at the sea surface. This means the whale’s fish prey can only survive in this sea surface layer.

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