Humpbacks are Baleen Whales who filter feed and do not have teeth. Adults grow to 15m and weigh 40 tonnes. Adult lungs are the size of a small car. Adults can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes.
[notice]Click this link to listen to actual whales singing![/notice] The seas are beginning to change It’s time to swim to warmer waters So begins our annual migration To see our curious friends on Spirit On our way we love to sing It’s our way of communicating Calling our mates or just for fun Twisting our […]
Because whales live in the ocean, many people think they are fish. Did do you know that whales and dolphins are not fish? They are mammals. People are mammals too. Mammals are the group of animals that breath air using lungs, give birth to live young (rather than laying eggs), and feed their young with […]
Yes, the gentle giants of the sea will soon be on their way towards the wamer seas. It’s a 10,000 klm journey with dreams of mating and giving birth. Whale watching has become a huge attraction world-wide. Every year thousands of whale watching fans gather from all over the world to watch these majestic creatures […]
It’s time, the music begins The stirrings deep within Now begins the 10,000klm swim Of the majestic creatures of the sea The music is contagious Pods singing with heavenly sounds Awakens the sleepy ones Up the coast we swim towards the warmer seas One breach, two breaches and then a twist, splash It’s a celebration […]
Whales have great eyesight both above and below the water. For short amounts of time, whales can raise their heads vertically out of the water until their eyes are exposed. This behaviour is called ‘spy hopping’ and it enables them to see where sounds are coming from (in particular from boats and other whales). It […]
Just recently I read an interesting article about a female humpback whale that had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. (San Francisco) “She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped […]