Humpback whales derive their name from the notable hump on their backs.
Humpback whales can reach up to 60 feet in length and weigh around 40 tons.
Newborn humpbacks measure over 10-15 feet in length.
Humpback whales reside in major oceans, often migrating up to 16,000 miles.
Humpback whales can live for 80 – 90 years.
Humpback whales don’t have teeth.
Humpbacks ingest up to 3,000 pounds of small fish and crustaceans daily.
Male humpback whales create songs with haunting, lengthy vocalizations.
The IUCN categorizes humpback whales as 'least concern'.
Despite their 'least concern' status, humpbacks face threats from ship strikes, entanglement in fishing gear, and habitat destruction.
Humpbacks are known to be very social, often seen in groups called pods.
Each humpback has unique markings on the underside of its tail, much like human fingerprints.
Humpbacks are known for their acrobatic displays, often leaping out of the water.
Conservation efforts are in place to protect these magnificent creatures and their habitats.