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Did you know that when a whale lifts its tail out of the water and slaps it on the surface, it is performing a behavior known as 'lobtailing'? This fascinating action involves the whale hanging vertically in the water with its tail above the surface and then using its powerful tail muscles to beat the water. Interestingly, tail slapping may be used by whales to communicate with other whales nearby, scare prey, or as a defense or dominance display. These intelligent creatures never cease to amaze us with their incredible behaviors!