Humpback whales are feeding in the Antarctic right now. During the austral summer months, the cool nutrient-rich waters of the Southern Ocean support a huge diversity of animals from fish, seabirds, seals, dolphins and whales.
Humpback whales, along with minke whales, sei whales, fin whales and Antarctic blue whales are feasting on huge swarms of tiny krill, a shrimp-like crustacean which is the keystone species in this diverse ecosystem.
Soon humpback whales will be heading north again. We look forward to them gracing the coasts of the east and west coasts of Australia in the next few months!