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OUTDOORS Ketchikan Daily News/AP Member Exchange. KETCHIKAN - My own experience watching whales that day began in the first minutes of a fishing trip near Light Island in Clover Pass late Saturday morning.

Bubble-netting whales delight Ketchikan boaters

In this Oct. 3 photo, seagulls swoop in to catch herring that break the surface in an attempt to elude four to six humpback whales that were bubble-net fishing near Ketchikan. Some herring are visible in the splashing foam around the second whale mouth from the left. Light-colored baleen is visible in the upper jaws of those mouths, as well as in the mouth of one whale, lower in the water, at right. Also seen are whale bellies and splashing fins.
Photo By Tom Miller/Ketchikan Daily News, Ap Member Exchange
In this Oct. 3 photo, seagulls swoop in to catch herring that break the surface in an attempt to elude four to six humpback whales that were bubble-net fishing near Ketchikan. Some herring are visible in the splashing foam around the second whale mouth from the left. Light-colored baleen is visible in the upper jaws of those mouths, as well as in the mouth of one whale, lower in the water, at right. Also seen are whale bellies and splashing fins.
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