Whales are a widely distributed and diverse group of fully aquatic placental marine mammals. They are an informal grouping within the infraorder Cetacea ,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cetaceans usually excluding dolphins and porpoises.
Whales are mammals just like we are. Just like us, they breathe air, have hair, are warm-blooded, give birth to live young, and feed their young milk.
Whales are unique, beautiful, graceful and mysterious; they nurture, form friendships, innovate, grieve, play, sing and cooperate with one another.
Killer Whales are highly social animals and are composed of multiple family groups, so when related groups meet up this makes breaching more likely. Breaching events when groups of animals’ merge or split are also common in the Humpback Whale. During the breeding season, male Humpbacks perform their characteristic song but when the music stops it has been noted for them to jump out of the water, with the breach of one often encouraging its neighbors.
Another reason for Humpback Whales, and Baleen Whales in general, to breach is to remove some pesky hitchhikers. It is not uncommon for Humpback Whales to be riddled with barnacles and lice and, although not harmful to the whale, too many could be annoying so a jump can be a cleansing event.
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- 1 pound baby bella mushrooms
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon Italian breadcrumbs