THE GIANT HUMPBACK WHALE

 

Humpback whales are the cosmopolitan whale which couldbe found in almost all the great Ocean of the world. During the

breeding season they migrates a long way of about 2500 kilometer. Whales are normally as long as 16 meter in length and their height is of 2-3 meter. An adult Humpback whale could be 25to 30 tons in weight.

 

In the recent year the population of Humpback whale is gradually decreasing. The population of Humpback Whale has been rebounded 18000 to 20000 according to a study. At least 3000-5000 whale are available in the Southeast Alaska and northern British Columbia but in Southern BC and in Washington its population is very meagre of 200-400 whales.

Their breeding is very seasonal. Calf took born in December. During the meeting season, the the male sings a long and hard song to attract the female whale. They also fight with other male whale to get the chance of meeting. The newly born calves remain stick to their mother still the age of one year. Their mother give nurse them and feed them 45 kg milk which has 45% to 60% fat content, in a day.

Humpback whale are in great danger in the modern age due to the attack of the black sale and

due to collision with the vessel.

Humpback whale can easily be identified by their stocky body. Humpback whale eats different variety of schooling fish. One single Humpback whale can eat 1361 kg food in a day.

These creatures are in great danger due to the whaling industry. At least 100000 Humpback whale were killed in thenorthern hemisphere between 1900 to 1940.

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