Subject: What is "flick" feeding

Yankee Fleet: Carol Hill/Lisa Foerster (
Mon, 18 Aug 1997 14:33:46 -0700

Flick feeding is a special variation on bubble-cloud feeding wherein a
humpback whale uses a combination of a lob-tail (flick of the tail), and
a bubble cloud to corral fish.  We most often see the lob-tail feeding 
flick feeding when the humpbacks are feeding at the surface on sand