After watching this amazing video, I won’t hesitate when a clue like “Humpback whale’s leap” jumps out at me in a puzzle. That leap, complex and twisty, is a BREACH. The powerful tail fin (left) is a FLUKE. I learned that whales perform TAIL SLAPS and TAIL LOBS when they’re engaged in surface display.
The beautiful story here — of a young humpback whale in the Sea of Cortez on Valentine’s Day — is better seen than told. The ending will make you jump for joy (or in my case, cry like a baby).
Have you observed whales up close, in the wild? Oh, you lucky duck!