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Humpback Whale. By : Danielle. Biome. Humpback whales live in all oceans but are uncommon in artic regions. During summer months they migrate to higher altitudes. Description. Dark gray to black on their backs white patterns on their stomach. Chunky, Heavy bodied

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Humpback whale

Humpback Whale

By: Danielle


Biome

Biome

Humpback whales live in all oceans but are uncommon in artic regions. During summer months they migrate to higher altitudes.


Description

Description

  • Dark gray to black on their backs

  • white patterns on their stomach.

  • Chunky, Heavy bodied

  • They can weigh 30-40 tons.

  • They are usually 30-60 feet in length.

  • Robust body

  • Fewer throat grooves

  • Dorsal fin that varies in shape and size

  • Very long white flippers

  • Knob- like bumps on head and snout each holding 1 hair

Size related to a bus:


Humpback whale

Diet

Humpback whales are omnivores. They will eat:

  • Tiny shrimplike krill

  • Plankton

  • Small fish


Young offspring

Young (Offspring)

  • Baby humpback whales are called calves. (calf)

  • They are 15 feet at birth.

  • Humpback whales calf every year. Sometimes about 2-3 years.

  • Births between January and March

  • Gestation takes 11-12 months

  • Nurses for about 1 year

  • Don’t stop growing until 10 years old


Predators

Predators

Humpback whales have only 1 predator, humans.


Remaining population

Remaining Population

Status: Endangered

There is an estimated 25,000 to 30,000 left.


Reasons it s endangered

Reasons It’s Endangered

Humpback whales are endangered because of:

  • Whale Hunting (Humans)

  • Getting tangled in fishing equipment.

  • Collisions with ships

  • Acoustic disturbance

  • Habitat degradation


Conservation measures

Conservation Measures

Humpback whales gained protection in 1962 through the International Whaling Commission. Since then they have shown signs of recovery in the North Atlantic.


Fun facts

Fun Facts

  • Humpback whales have 2 blowholes.

  • The hotline number for reporting stranded animals is (631)369-9829

  • They do vocalizations to communicate with each other.

Female Humpback Whale helping calf to the surface.


Humpback whale video

Humpback Whale Video


Vocalizations

Vocalizations

Humpback whales communicate by doing vocalizations.


Work cited

Work Cited

  • Kops, Deborah. The Humpback Whale- Help Save the Endangered Species. New Jersey: Enslow Publishers Inc., 1995. October 9th, 2012

  • Department of Environmental Conservation. “Humpback Whale Fact Sheet”. Internet. <http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/9365.html > 10/10/12

  • National Geographic. “Humpback Whale”. Internet < http://aniamls.natonalgeographic.com/ > 10/10/12


Work cited page 2

Work Cited Page 2

  • Arkive. “Image results for ‘humpback Whale’”. Internet < http://www.arkive.org/explore/species?q=humpback+whales#images/all/all/2?q+humpback%20whales&_suid+13498929314440444736906637337877 > 10/10/12

  • Arkive. “Humpback Whale”. Internet. < http://www.arkive.org/humpback-whale/megaptera-novaeangliae/video-06b.html > 10/17/12

  • Journey North. “Humpback Whale”. Internet. < http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/hwhale/singinghumpback.html > 10/12/10


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