Other behaviors seen in humpback whales can include acrobatic displays. Humpbacks have a reputation for their elaborate surface activities including; breaching, spy hopping, pectoral flipper slapping and tail lobbing. These behaviors are often sporadic and difficult to interpret. While the purpose of these behaviors is largely unknown, some speculate they could be used for; social interactions, communication, looking above the surface of the water, sloughing barnacles and dead skin fragments or as play behaviors.
This is a short video clip of a humpback whale breach taken by Pete Anderson.