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Humpback Whales. Jessica Tucker Shayla Garvin 3rd. Web Sites. American Encyclopedia www.Yahoo.com . Megaptera Noveangline. Is the scientific for Humpback Whales They eat Krill At the adult age they are 55 ft long. Humpback whales belong to the Mysticetes group.

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humpback whales

Humpback Whales

Jessica Tucker

Shayla Garvin

3rd

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Web Sites

American Encyclopedia

www.Yahoo.com

megaptera noveangline
Megaptera Noveangline
  • Is the scientific for Humpback Whales
  • They eat Krill
  • At the adult age they are 55 ft long.

Humpback whales belong to the Mysticetes group

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The humpback Whale live in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica

The whales take care of their young until they are grown.

It is an Endangered Species.

Only 1250 may be killed each year.

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The last whale station closed in 1978 due to the lack of whales, a decline in demands for whale products, and pressure from environmental groups
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55 ft

16 ft

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Millions of years ago, whales involved from land dwelling animals. The skeletal structures of some whales still have traces of hind legs, and some species of whales still have hair on their heads.

To this

From this

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The muscles of the upper rear legs have become a powerful tail stock, enabling some whales to swim at speed over 20miles an hour.
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A nostril, called a blowhole islocated on thetop of the head,so very littleof the animal hasto surface to breathe.
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To this

The forelimbs of the whales are flippers of varyinglength, with a bone structure similar to a human arm.

From this

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