Baitballs – what are they?

When fish feel threatened by predators, they group together – lone individuals are more likely to be eaten than individuals in a group!

Predators such as porpoise, auks or minke whales drive the fish up from the depths to the surface where they cannot escape – and then seabirds take advantage by diving down from above for a snack.

Talk about being caught between the fat and the fryer!

As well as being fun to watch the squabbling gulls, auks and gannets, there’s always the chance to spot cetaceans so we keep a good eye out for bird activity at sea on our wildlife trips.

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