Mesmerizing: Humpback Whales Create Perfect Fibonacci Spiral While Bubble Netting.

Whales create a Fibonacci spiral in the water.

Bubble-net feeding is not only an ingenious method through which whales help each other obtain food. It’s also a visually stunning natural phenomenon! In an awe-inspiring drone video, two humpback whales managed to create a spectacular shape in the water by bubble-net feeding. What’s really special about this footage is the significance of the pattern!


In order to capture their prey through bubble-net feeding, whales use their blowholes to push fish out of the deep water. By swimming in circles around the fish, they’re able to trap them in a forcefield of bubbles. This is how the humpback whales in the video accidentally created a beautiful example of the Fibonacci sequence, the mathematical pattern behind many spirals in nature.


Drone footage of hunting whales shows an example of the Fibonacci spiral occurring in nature, where the two whales can be seen working together to create a bubble net surrounding fish. Bubble-net feeding is usually observed in groups of four or five humpback whales, where the whales dive down several hundred feet, releasing a stream of air bubbles in a spiral pattern “at a precise moment and in an exact sequence,” according to research. #humpback #humpbackwhales #whales #whalewatching #nature #abcnews

♬ original sound – ABC News – ABC News

HowStuffWorks describes the Fibonacci sequence as “a series of steadily increasing numbers in which each number (the Fibonacci number) is the sum of the two preceding numbers.” This recurring pattern shows up in everything from plants and flowers to hurricanes and tornadoes!

Whales create a Fibonacci spiral in the water.
Screengrab from TikTok

It’s incredible to see how whales cooperate with each other to corner their prey through bubble-net feeding. In fact, most interactions among whales are pretty neat! Check out this hilarious parenting moment between a mama and her calf.

You can find the source of this story’s featured image here.

Want to be happier in just 5 minutes a day? Sign up for Morning Smile and join over 455,000+ people who start each day with good news.