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In the News (Tue 25 Jun 19)

  
  Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Spyhopping is the act of coming out of the water vertically and momentarily staying out of the water in a manner akin to a human treading water.
Further spyhops may well be used so that the whale can examine its surroundings above the surface — for instance to look at boats.
For this a spyhop may be more useful than a breach, because the view is held steady for a longer period of time.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=spyhopping   (1163 words)

  
  Whale behaviour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spyhopping is the act of coming out of the water vertically and momentarily staying out of the water in a manner akin to a human treading water.
For this a spyhop may be more useful than a breach, because the view is held steady for longer.
Lobtailing is the act of a whale or dolphin lifting their tail fluke out of the water and then bringing it down onto the surface of the water hard and fast in order to make a loud slap.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Spyhopping   (1056 words)

  
 whale behaviour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Spyhopping is the act of coming out of the water vertically and momentarily staying out of the water in a manner aking to a human treading water.
Further spyhops may well be used so that the whale can examine its surroundings above the surface - for instance to look at boats.
For this a spyhop is more useful than a breach, because the view is held steady for longer.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /whale_behaviour.html   (1098 words)

  
 Wonderful World of Whales
Have children research, describe, and discuss reasons for the following whale behavior: breaching, spyhopping, lobtailing, and logging.
Finally, have them attach chunks of masking tape under their tagboard whale, overlap it with the last of the traced whales, and stick it so that it "swims" slightly above the construction paper for a 3-D effect.
This technique can also be used to create masterpieces of spyhopping, lobtailing, or logging whales.
teacher.scholastic.com /products/instructor/whales.htm   (854 words)

  
 Whale pharmacy behaviour
Spyhopping pharmacy is the act pharmacy of coming out of the water vertically and momentarily staying out of the water in a pharmacy manner akin to a human treading water.
Further spyhops may well be used pharmacy so that the whale can examine its surroundings above pharmacy the surface — for instance to look at boats.
For this a spyhop may be more useful pharmacy than a breach, pharmacy because the view is pharmacy held steady for longer.
www.onlinepharmacy-now.com /site82/Lo/Lobtailing.html   (1146 words)

  
 Orca - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Orcas often raise their body out of the water in a behaviour called spyhopping.
Orcas are generally enthusiastic in their socializing, exhibiting a wide range of breaching, spyhopping, tail-slapping and head-stands.
Whether this interaction is part of play or a display of dominance is not known.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Killer_whale   (4213 words)

  
 "B54B-06" in fm06
These four surface-piercing activities were known to early whalers, but their explanations remain uncertain.
Spyhopping is accomplished by whales (sometimes in groups) rising vertically, at a slow velocity, to put their heads above the water surface.
The prevailing opinion is that whales spyhop to check for landmarks.
www.agu.org /cgi-bin/wais?hh=B54B-06   (618 words)

  
 behaviors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Lobtailing is when a whale slaps its tail on the surface of the water.
Spyhopping is when a whale's body is vertically in the water with its head above the surface.
Flippering is when a whale slaps its flipper on the surface of the water.
www.shsonline.org /NEW_WHALE_MUSEUM/behaviors.html   (99 words)

  
 Natural Whale Behaviors
All Sea World performances are examples of killer whale behaviors that you would see in their natural habitats such as breaching, lob tailing, spyhopping and rockethopping.
Lob tailing is very useful as the whale slaps its tail flukes against the top of the water and splashes the audience.
Spyhopping is when the whale sticks its head straight up out of the water.
curry.edschool.virginia.edu /go/Whales/FieldTrips/SWAdventure/Behaviors.html   (185 words)

  
 Ocean Life
Spyhopping is when the Killer whales hang vertically in the water with their head partially above the water line.
It is unusual to have three orca whales spyhopping right next to each other and at the same time.
These guys were definitely synchronized as they rose to the top and then just as gracefully slid back down to below the water line, back into their ocean life.
www.whale-images.com /ocean-life.htm   (136 words)

  
 Seasmoke News Page
A full repertoire of behaviours was displayed; breaching, half breaches, spyhopping and tail slapping with the younger calves being the main participants.
A38 and A39 foraged nearby the boat as it sat idle, drifting in the tide, while A72 was observed spyhopping several times beside his mother as she rested.
Light wind conditions today made sailing possible the entire time that we were with the orcas and passengers appreciated the experience of moving quietly with them, listening to their A-Clan vocalizations via the trailing hydrophone as we sailed along.
www.seaorca.com /news1.htm   (13395 words)

  
 Roy Henry Vickers: Original Prints
This peculiar action is called spyhopping by whale watchers.
I could not help but imagine that it was standing on the ocean floor and holding itself up to have a look at the world above the sea surface.
Today they are a common sight and can be seen breaching and, if you are fortunate, spyhopping.
www.royhenryvickers.com /originalprints/individualpiece.php?id=152   (190 words)

  
 Journey North Gray Whale: Spring, 2000
When whales spyhop, they rise out of the water slowly, usually (but not always) clearing their eye above the waters surface.
The function of spyhopping is also not fully understood.
They are less frequently seen spyhopping along the migration route, and rarely seen spyhopping while in their feeding grounds in Alaska.
www.learner.org /jnorth/spring2000/species/gwhale/TomNotes032200.html   (809 words)

  
 Humpback Whale Behaviors include thrilling breaches, pectoral fin slapping, spyhopping, peduncal throws and lobtailing
Instead they devote all of their energy to birthing a new generation of young, or in courting and mating to create the next.
The topside observer is treated to a full array of individual and group surface behaviors including a variety of thrilling breaches, pectoral fin slapping, spyhopping, peduncal throws and lobtailing.
It is possible to not only witness all these behaviors in a day's excursion, but to have to choose which one to observe more closely!
www.consciousbreathadventures.com /humpback-whale-behavior.html   (612 words)

  
 NATURE. Humpback Whales. The Curious Humpback | PBS
The scene soon repeats itself, as the great creature again breaks the surface to take another breath, exhaling a misty spout through a blowhole atop its head, then quickly fills its lungs again.
A moment later, another whale in the group is "spyhopping," lifting a third of its body out of the water like a periscope to get a better look around.
Then it is "lobtailing," repeatedly slapping its flukes, or tail, against the surface like blows from a giant floppy hammer.
www.pbs.org /wnet/nature/humpback/curious.html   (423 words)

  
 Wet Goddess
This is too cool!" She gave my hand a squeeze and flashed those blue eyes at me. I loved the way the corners of her mouth dimpled when she smiled.
Ruby was spyhopping as we approached the pen.
They began to watch, first lifting their heads from the water as they swam by, then pausin g in the shallows to spyhop.
www.angelfire.com /amiga/eyesopen/Wet.html   (5094 words)

  
 Cetacea Behavior   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
One of the reasons why we find whales, dolphins, and porpoises interesting is because they demonstrate a broad range of behaviors when at the ocean surface.
Scientists use terms such as "breaching," "spyhopping," and "spouting" to discuss cetacean behaviors.
When a whale head sticks its head straight up out of the water this behavior is called spyhopping.
nmml.afsc.noaa.gov /education/cetaceans/cetaceabeh.htm   (365 words)

  
 Untitled Document
The females will be caring for their young which are protected in the lagoon from the Killer Whales that refuse to enter the lagoon.
It is a never forgotten experience to marvel at the power and grace of breaching and spyhopping whales.
Humpback whales may be the most acrobatic of whales, breaching, spyhopping, and lunging which are spectacular to observe and photograph.
www.birdholidays.fsnet.co.uk /whalebird.htm   (1466 words)

  
 The Days of the Dolphins
Fifteen miles west of the Rock of Gibraltar, we are surrounded by 600 leaping dolphins.
The high-level play and arresting spyhopping gazes convince many that humans aren’t the only intelligent, self-conscious species on the planet.
Though still a subject of debate, dolphin intelligence is generally thought to be considerable: Dolphins learn fast, they have a complex system of communication, and their brains are as large as ours.
www.numag.neu.edu /0211/dolphins.html   (3350 words)

  
 Dolphin Feature - The Irrawaddy Dolphin
Also, due to their slow movements, the Irrawaddy may become trapped in fishing nets while attempting to hunt for food, become entangled and die.
The Irrawaddy has been observed tail slapping, spyhopping, and leaping out of the water just as other species.
Even though these behaviors are not completely understood, it is a very beautiful thing to seeĀ….
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/dolphins/31947   (496 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Spyhopping is when the whale jumps into the air and forms a full circle.
Spyhopping is very beautiful when the whale jumps.
Whales are really part of the Dolphin family and also do jumps called the Dolphin leap.
www.mqp.k12.nf.ca /dhann/orca.htm   (279 words)

  
 Orca Whales
These northern resident killer whales seemed to be checking out their surroundings by spyhopping, it is believed that their sight is as good above the water as it is underwater.
Orca Whales are the largest member of the dolphin family, and this day proved that they can be as playful as their relatives.
Photo of two spyhopping Orca Whales, a mom with a baby, in Johnstone Strait, British Columbia, Canada.
www.hickerphoto.com /orca-whales-6709-pictures.htm   (227 words)

  
 Humpback Whale Watching in Big Sur California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Humpbacks are often observed lunge feeding near the surface or deep diving for prey that is concentrated several hundred feet deep.
This whale is the most animated of all the baleen whales, and they are often seen breaching, spyhopping, pectoral fin slapping, and tail lobbing.
Humpback Whales are often seen from the highway turnouts throughout Big Sur.
www.bigsurcalifornia.org /whalehumpback.html   (375 words)

  
 Sp-Sq is for... Picture Dictionary
A spring is a coiled length of metal that goes back to its original shape after it is squeezed or stretched.
Spyhopping is when a whale pokes its head up out of the water and turns around, perhaps to look around.
A square has four, equally long sides which are at right angles to each other.
www.enchantedlearning.com /SpSqisfor.shtml   (422 words)

  
 Whale Watching
Orca Whales spyhopping - Whale Watching on Superpod Day
This was a superpod day, where we saw more than 120 killer whales.
All the whales were very active, doing a lot of spyhopping, and tail slapping.
www.whale-images.com /whale-watching.htm   (104 words)

  
 Baja California, Mexico Cruise from Discovery Initiatives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Explore the pristine beaches for shells, blooming plants and tidal animals and observe feeding birds in the mangrove channels.
Humpback whales are the most acrobatic of whales - breaching, spyhopping, and lunging – and thus spectacular to observe and photograph.
Stop at the Los Frailes area for a snorkelling session to observe the colourful reef fish and invertebrates and walk along a beautiful beach.
www.discoveryinitiatives.com /baja.asp   (1525 words)

  
 ACS/LA Gray Whale Census and Behavior Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
We especially detail calf sighting in both the southbound and northbound migration, which helps track trends in calf recruitment.
Spotters also detail migratory behaviors observed, including breaching, spyhopping, rolling, courtship, apparent nursing, possible feeding, and interaction with kelp and with other marine mammals.
Participants also note possible human impacts on gray whales, including boat interactions, possible harassment incidents, and entanglements.
www.acs-la.org /GWCensus.htm   (431 words)

  
 News and Special Offers
The Southern Right Whales can be seen as they migrate from their feeding grounds to this sheltered bay to give birth, raise their calves and breed.
Slow-moving, they provide spectacular displays of breaching, lobtailing and spyhopping.
Large groups of Bottlenose Dolphins inhabit these waters and small groups of the endangered Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin dwell along the coastline.
www.rainbowtours.co.uk /topics/specials.html   (760 words)

  
 San Luis Obispo County Office of Education
Sounding - When a whale sounds it will show it's flukes.
Spyhopping is the whale pushing itself vertically upward out of the water until it can see.
A spyhop can last from 15 to 30 seconds.
www.slocoe.org /resource/whale/whale6.html   (90 words)

  
 Deep Sea Photography
Three killer whales ‘spyhopping’ in unison to see ‘What’s for breakfast?’ up on sea ice — in this case the photographer who is standing on the edge of Ross Ice Shelf.
This is possibly the only photo in existence showing three Orca spyhopping in unison - other photos show one or two animals, or Orca at different stages of spyhopping.
Orca, killer whale, Orcinus orca, spyhopping, Ross Ice Shelf, mammal, whale, cetacean, Delphinidae, predator, pod, pack, scary, frightening, danger, blue, white, fl, synchronised
www.deepseaphotography.com /data.php?id=29582   (162 words)

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