Range Map of Humpback Whale
Average life span in the wild: 50 years
Size: 48 to 62.5 ft
Weight: 40 tons
Q. What do whales eat?
A. Fish and ships.
Q. What do whales like to chew?
A. Blubber gum!
- Belong to the same family as the blue whale, fin whale, Bryde’s whale, sei whale and minke whale.
- Females are bigger than the males
- Can eat up to 1.5 tons of food a day
- Sing, and their songs are complex with each population singing its own unique song
- Mothers and their young swim close together, often touching one another with their flippers with what appear to be gestures of affection
- Females nurse their calves for almost a year, though it takes far longer than that for a humpback whale to reach full adulthood
- Calves do not stop growing until they are ten years old.
- Regularly leap from the water, landing with a tremendous splash
- Are generally dark grey or black color with white patches on their stomach and knobs (known as tubercles) covering their head