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Humpback whales put on a spectacular show for guests at Port Hardy lodge

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A group of humpback whales came just metres from the dock of Great Bear Lodge in Port Hardy over the long weekend – Aug 8, 2018

Some humpback whales put on a spectacular show for a group of people staying at a lodge on Vancouver Island recently.

A group of humpback whales came just metres from the dock of the Great Bear Lodge in Port Hardy over the long weekend while a number of guests were having breakfast.

The guests scrambled down to the lower dock and were treated to a rare show.

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The guests may also have learned a thing or two about the whales as the lodge says the humpbacks were eating fish using a technique called bubble netting.

According to the Alaska Whale Foundation, humpbacks create “nets formed by cylindrical columns of rising air emitted from their blowholes” to trap fish.

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The owner of the Great Bear Lodge says she has never seen this feeding technique before.