“Five Awesome Whale Behaviors”

Written by on December 4, 2012 in Marine Life, Other News

Emily Tripp

By spending 68,000 hours on the water, Dan Knaub and his videographers have captured some amazing footage of humpback whales in the wild.

Dan is the Founder and Owner of The Whale Video Company and the Producer of Cetacean Society International‘s Humpback Whale Adoption DVDs. He recently put together the following fantastic video to show rare humpback whale behavior and demonstrate their acrobatic talents.

Take a look:

Additional resources:

  • To learn more about the whales in the video, along with dozens more, check out The Whale Video Company’s “Whales With Names” page
  • See more of Dan’s great whale videos on YouTube
  • Check out this post we wrote about the Humpback Whale Adoption Program


Humpback whale breaching.

Humpback whale breaching. Photo credit: NOAA.

Copyright © 2012 by Marine Science Today, a publication of Marine Science Today LLC.

About the Author

About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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  1. BBenito says:

    Thanks for publishing another piece on the Whale Adoption program. Seeing these beautiful animals interacting naturally with the sea and each other is amazing!!

  2. Emily says:

    Thanks for your comment, Brian. The footage of humpbacks in the wild is truly beautiful and I’m happy to share it with everyone!

  3. Dan rocks! I have a collection of his videos dating back many years:)

  4. Bill says:

    The whale footage was great. Is there a place where I can go to see more actual footage on whales. Who ever shot that did an amazing job. Is there a national archive anywhere?

  5. Emily says:

    As far as I know, there isn’t an official collection of whale footage. But, Dan has about 75 unique videos on his YouTube channel that you might want to check out: http://www.youtube.com/danthewhaleman

    And, here are some more videos of different whales from National Geographic: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/animals/mammals-animals/whales