Humpback Whale Facts

Exploring Their Habitat, Diet, Size

A Distinctive Name

Humpback whales derive their name from the notable hump on their backs.

Impressive Size

Humpback whales can reach up to 60 feet in length and weigh around 40 tons.

Beginning of Life

Newborn humpbacks measure over 10-15 feet in length.

Ocean Wanderers

Humpback whales reside in major oceans, often migrating up to 16,000 miles.

A Long Life

Humpback whales can live for 80 – 90 years.

Toothless Giants

Humpback whales don’t have teeth.

A Hearty Appetite

Humpbacks ingest up to 3,000 pounds of small fish and crustaceans daily.

The Whale's Song

Male humpback whales create songs with haunting, lengthy vocalizations.

Conservation Status

The IUCN categorizes humpback whales as 'least concern'.

Threats to Survival

Despite their 'least concern' status, humpbacks face threats from ship strikes, entanglement in fishing gear, and habitat destruction.

A Social Creature

Humpbacks are known to be very social, often seen in groups called pods.

Unique Markings

Each humpback has unique markings on the underside of its tail, much like human fingerprints.

Aerial Acrobats

Humpbacks are known for their acrobatic displays, often leaping out of the water.

Protecting the Humpbacks

Conservation efforts are in place to protect these magnificent creatures and their habitats.