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Video: blue whale puts on its best “shark impersonation”

DANAPOINTWHALEWATCH caught this blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) on film doing its best “shark impersonation” off of Dana Point, California…Alright, so the blue whale is really just swimming on its side near the surface, which results in its fluke rising out of the water like a colossal dorsal fin, but “shark impersonation” sounds much more catchy. One of the whale watchers can even be heard in the video saying that the blue whale was doing “his ‘Jaws’ impersonation.”

The blue whale is the largest known living animal on the Earth. Despite its size, blue whales are filter feeders and are generally considered harmless to humans.