Humpbacks are known for for being great acrobats. They do lots of tricks that people enjoy watching. Some of their favorite moves are:
- Breaching is jumping completely out of the water and splashing back down.
- Spyhopping is floating upright with the whale’s head sticking out of the water so it can see what is going on.
- Barrel-rolling is using the pectoral fins to spin in the water, slapping with the fins as they spin.
- Slapping is when the whale lifts its flukes or fins out of the water and slaps them back down on the surface, making lots of noise and splashing.