All About Humpback Whales
By: Ellie Akins
Lots of times they hunt in groups using the technique known as "bubble netting" or "bubble net fishing." They then lunge into the cloud of prey with their mouths wide opened.
Other Fun Facts:
~Found in all of the world's oceans, most populations of humpback whales follow a regular migration route,summering in polar and temperate waters for feeding and wintering tropical waters for mating.
~During migration they travel at a speed of 3-9 mph, cover 1000 miles per month, and travel 3100 miles during each seasonal migration with little to no rest.
~They eat about 1 and 1/2 tons of food every day.
~When in danger they can swim up to 15-16.5 miles per hour.
~Humpback whales can dive for 30 minutes (usually only lasting 15 minutes) and can dive to depths up to 500-700 feet.
~Humpback whales only have one calf at a time and after they have a baby they have to wait 2-3 years before having another.
Q. Why do Humpback Whales jump?
Humpback whale calfs:
Size:48 to 62.5 ft (14.6 to 19 m)
Weight:40 tons (36 metric tons)Group name:PodProtection status:EndangeredSize relative to a bus