It was a great experience of watching whale lob-tailing. This whale lifted his fluke out of the water into the air, swing it around, and then slapped onto the surface of the water, hard and fast. He quickly made a powerful splash before diving into the deep ocean. What a scene!
According to researchers, the forceful and noise lob-tailing can cause fish to become frightened, thus tightening their school together to make it easier to feed on them. Others believe that it’s a warning signage to others. I really think lob-tailing is an awesome expression!