Breaching whales

From: Kim Marshall (
Date: Wed Feb 05 2003 - 18:54:33 EST

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    > hey just a simple question do whales jump i mean would you call breaching
    > jumping. i ask because i saw a snapple cap and it said elephants are the only
    > mammals that cant jump and i immediately thought of whales. thanks

    Yes whales (including small whales like dolphins) can jump. It is called
    breaching when a whale hurls its body out of the water. Please search the
    WhaleNet archives for more information on breaching at

    Thank you!


    Kim Marshall
    Executive Director
    Ocean Alliance (Whale Conservation Inst. & the Voyage of the Odyssey)
    191 Weston Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
    781.259.0423 ext. 14 fax 259.0288
    Please support our efforts to conserve whales and their ocean environment
    through research and education :)

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