Humpback Whale 'Tail-Sails' As She Watches Her Calf Off The Maui Coast
This unusual behavior for a humpback whale is a rare event to catch on film, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.By Katherine Biek | March 11, 2016
A whale was captured on video back in February with just her tail hanging out of the ocean, while her calf swam around her.
The humpback whale, which scientists spotted off the coast of the Hawaiian Island of Maui, was exhibiting some pretty rare behavior for the species.
NOAA reports "tail-sailing is fairly common among southern right whales but has rarely been observed or documented among humpbacks."