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Whales spyhop in triple battle, giving tourists a rare treat

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Rare triple whale breach surprises tourists

Three humpback whales breach in succession off the coast of Nova Scotia, to the amazement of the whale watchers.

Tourists on a whale cruise were treated with a spyhop last month, when three humpback whales launched one by one behind each other off the coast of Nova Scotia in a rare triple fracture.

Edmond Giroux was on board of the Ocean Explorations Zodiac Whale Cruises when he started with the filming of the three whales that surfaced near the boat on 17 August.

“Get ready!” a man who is probably the guide is heard saying. “It’s going to be a triple fracture!”

The whales can be seen as the first breathe through their blowhole, then diving down, one for one, and then rise above the water, turning their majestic body and then splashing horizontally to back down in the ocean.

Spyhopping is animal behavior — usually whale or some sharks — to exhibit when they are vertical sticking their heads half-rise out of the water to the environment in the vicinity of water, according to the National Geographic Society, under the statement of oceanographers.

The boat spectators clapped in awe and squealed with glee.

“Oh! How do you know that?” a passenger was heard saying in the video.

The tour operators wrote in a Facebook post that whales surfaced after a dive and swam and/or floated” over to them.

“An ‘interaction’ with us before joining the other two ‘login’ for many minutes before take-off, “” the whale cruises wrote.

Amy’s Place is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.

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