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Incredibly rare 'megapod' of more than 100 humpback whales surrounds boat off coast of Australia

14/09/2021 09:00 PM | Click to read full article

A "megapod" of more than 100 humpback whales has been filmed surrounding a boat off the coast of Australia -- an incredibly rare event an expert says has only ever been captured once before in the country's waters.

The whales skirted the boat near Bermagui, about 236 miles (380 kilometers) from Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, as they fed on a large bait ball -- a tightly packed school of fish swimming in a spherical shape.