When whales rise smoothly to poke their heads straight up out of the water, it's called a spyhop. Most likely, they do this to "hop" up and take a look at what's happening on the water's surface. At the other end of the whale behavior spectrum, there's lobtailing. That's when a whale raises its tail and slaps it sharply on the water's surface. Why whales lobtail isn't clear, but it certainly makes a big splash.
Who's the main character in John le Carre's "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"?
A) James Bond
B) Harry Palmer
C) George Smiley
D) Napoleon Solo
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