What instinct(s) would motivate a small whale to nose around a harbor marina dedicated to fuel and lifting boats in or out?

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  • Phil M
    Lv 7
    6 months ago
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    Hunger is the major driving force for all animals.

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  • 6 months ago

    Samll whale? Really? What species? There's a good chance that what you saw was not a whale (which are too big for marinas), but more likely a dolphin or harbor porpoise (which are half the size of dolphins).

    The marina where I kept my boat is full of grey mullet, quite big ones. Not tasty enough for humans, but happy time for a porpoise.

    • Toruko
      Lv 6
      6 months agoReport

      Question did not denote who saw it.
      My source said the United States
      Coast Guard who are stationed
      directly opposite a channel
      serving the marina fuel dock
      observed a small whale.

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