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Watch divers narrowly escape being swallowed by two lunge-feeding humpback whales

July 23, 2013

Watch divers narrowly escape being swallowed by two lunge-feeding humpback whales

The whales appeared to be feeding using a process called bubblenet feeding, also known as lunge feeding.

When considering thrill diving, sharks are generally the species that comes to mind. But for two Central California divers, two lunge-feeding humpback whales offered the thrill of a lifetime when the mammals emerged only a few feet away from where the pair held onto a safety rope, Pete Thomas Outdoors reports.

The incredible encounter occurred at Souza Rock, about two miles off the coast of Morro Bay, during a SloDivers charter. The event was captured on camera.

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