July 24, 2004
Next we found a pod of Humpbacks. There must have been about a dozen of them. They were about 200 yards from the ship (by law, you can't get too close to them). First, one of them jumped out of the water (the naturalist was surprised at this-quite unusual). Then, to top it off, they twice performed a bubble-net feeding, which is quite rare to see. This is where they blow a ring of bubbles around a school of small fish to confuse them. Then they come up the center of the ring with their mouth's open swallowing the school. Needless to say, we were all quite excited.
This excursion ended with a visit to the Mendenhall Glacier. Spectacular.
From journal Alaskan Cruisetour with Princess Cruises