Drone video shows endangered whales appearing to embrace
May 9, 2021
WOODS HOLE, Mass. (AP) — Were these whales really hugging — or was it just a fluke?
Drone video of two critically endangered North Atlantic right whales swimming in Cape Cod Bay shows the animals appearing to embrace one another with their flippers.
Wildlife photographer Brian Skerry and scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the New England Aquarium captured the moment on Feb. 28 as the whales interacted.
Woods Hole scientists say such behavior is rarely observed and that it may have been the first time a whale hug was recorded from the air.
"Researchers saw what appe...