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Spy hop

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verb - Spy hopping is a form of cetacean behavior where whales go vertical by kicking its tail fluke in order to stick their heads up out of the water and look around to visually inspect the environment above the water line.

Many species of whales and dolphins are known to engage in spy hopping. Perhaps the most prolific spy-hoppers are orca and humpback whales; some are able to keep this up for minutes at a time.

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