BJIXr6fCcAAl-Qk Kenai Fjords NP Humpback whaleFrom Kenai Fjords National Park in the state of Alaska.

The first thing I learned about whales is that they are mammals.
Humpback whales are large. They are around 39 to 52 feet long and weigh about 79,000 pounds.

1000px-Humpback_whale_size.png Chris huh WCBy, Chris huh, Wikimedia Commons.

Two humpback whales, mother and daughter were apparently injured by a boat keel and they swam to the Sacramento River by Sherman Island.

CalfDawnBreachWindsurfers Sarah Wilins NOAA Fisheries ServicesBy, Sarah Wilkins, NOAA Fisheries Services.

Under water in a protected area.

640px-Sanc0602 Dr. Louis  M.Herman NOAABy, Dr. Louis M. Herman, NOAA.
The caption said that the whale was in the singing position. I’m unsure of what that means.

Humpback whales are famous for their singing. They sing a song for about 20 minutes at a time. The whale experts don’t know why they sing. I’d say because they want to sing.

This map shows the range of the Humpback whales. By, maplab, Wikimedia Commons.

500px-Cypron-Range_Megaptera_novaeangliae.png Maplab WCEvery humpback whale has a unique tail. No two are the same.

640px-Humpback_whale_fluke_(2) User Terry Howard WCHumpback whales eat fish, from tiny in size, to not so tiny. They go underwater and blow air. The whales form a large circle as they do this and keep closing the circle to trap their dinner.

Humpback-bubble-spiral_Olson J Olsen NMMLNOAA WCBy, J. Olsen, NOAA.

This next picture is by, Ranier J. Wagner, German Wikipedia.

640px-Buckelwale_Gruppe Ranier J. Wagner de wikiThis last picture is by, Whit Whales, English Wikipedia.

640px-Humpback_stellwagen_edit Whit Whales en wiki

 

 

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