Humpback Whales

The humpback whale is one of the most well-known whale types. They are known for their stocky bodies with obvious humps and black dorsal coloring. They are found in every ocean in the world. Everything about features, diet, and more are found in this category.

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Humpback Whales

Is it safe to swim with humpback whales?

yes it is safe

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Why did people kill Humpback whales?

For their blubber, it was used to make lamp oil.

The baleen was also used as stays in the corsets, hoops for the women's slips, lampshades, and layered the baleen would make springs for under buggy seats. The baleen was also cut into fine strips and used as horsewhips.

In some parts of the world, the jawbones were used for decoration, like archways with gates in front of houses, etc.

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How much krill does a humpback whale eat in a day?

5001

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How do Humpback whales give birth?

they give live birth

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On average how many pounds does a humpback whale weigh?

On average, a humpback whale can weigh 40-60 tons (80,000-120,000 pounds.)

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How does humpback whales give birth?

they give live birth

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Do humans eat humpback whales?

no

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How many Humpback whales were there and how many are there now?

Because Humpback whales are endangered, there would be about 20,000 in the world. There probably used to be over 100,000.

After checking with Wikipedia; One John Smith is known to have made attempts to hunt the Humpback whale near what is now the state of Maine in 1614. No population estimates from that period are available. However, by the 18th century, they had become a popular target for whalers. The late 19th century invention of the explosive harpoon, along with the advent of Antarctic Ocean hunting in 1904, drastically reduced whale populations.

It is estimated that at least 200,000 whales were taken (killed) during the 20th century, reducing the world population by 90%.

In 1966, the entire world's whale populaton was estimated to be around 5,000 individuals.

Right now, there at least 80,000 Humpback whales worldwide. The IUCN downgraded them from 'vulnerable' to 'least concern' status in 2008.

The US still considers them to be 'endangered', with the 'North Pacific population' estimated at around 20,000, up from 1,500 before hunting was banned worldwide.

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Blue Whales
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How much does a blue whale weight?

Blue whales can weigh up to 190 tons and can measure more than 100 feet in length.
The Blue Whale can have a maximum weight of 392,000 pounds.

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Can you buy Humpback whale milk?

Nope, not yet.

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Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species
Whales
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What are the consequences and effects of humpback whales going extinct?

if one thing in the environment is gone it will affect everything else

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Animal Behavior
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What part of the ocean does the Humpback whale live in?

The surface of the ocean down to 600 feet is called the Epipelagic Zone, commonly called the Sunlight Zone. Whales, being mammals, must breathe air and have a blowhole on top of their head for just that purpose. If they dive deeper than 600 feet, they would be getting into the Mesopelagic Zone (also known as the Twilight Zone) which goes to 3,000 feet below sea level.

Humpback whales thrive in most of the world's oceans and seas, as they migrate as much as 16,000 miles per year.

Check out the related link I've listed below, for more information.

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What is the daily food consumption of a humpback whale?

1 to 1/2 tons a day and 547.5 tons a year

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What causes humpbacks?

osteoperosis and muscles but not slouching...call your dr.

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What do baby humpback whales look like?

See link below.

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What year was killing humpback whales prohibited?

Man has severely affected humpback whale populations by killing them for years. By the 19th century, many nations (USA in particular), were hunting the animal heavily in the Atlantic Ocean, and to a lesser extent in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. This widespread hunting sharply reduced whale populations.

It is estimated that during the 20th century, at least 200,000 humpbacks were taken, reducing the global population by over 90%, with North Atlantic populations estimated to have dropped to as low as 700 individuals. To prevent extinction, the International Whaling Commission banned commercial humpback whaling in 1966. By that time the population had been reduced to around 5,000. That ban is still in force

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Do Humpback whales eat Leopard seals?

No, they do not. They primarily feed on krill and small schooling fish in summer, then live off of their fat reserves throughout the winter.

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Who is the person who saves whales?

No one person saves whales. It is done by groups. While some groups lobby governments to stop it, other groups use direct action (like Sea Shepherd, and greenpeace used to but has stopped sending ships to stop whaling).

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What do Humpback whales eat?

Humpback whales eat different things as of krill, plankton, and a variety of small fish.

Humpback Whale: Hunting Technique

The Humpback Whales eat plankton and small fish. They are baleen whales, meaning they do not eat large prey, rather taking in a large amount of water with plankton and small fish and then filter the water back out through their baleen, leaving only the plankton and small fish left in their mouth to consume.
krill and small fish. krill are a marine invertebrates which look like shrimp. they are present in all oceans of the world they eat photo-plankton so are considered keystone species near the bottom of the food chain.
Humpback whales (like all baleen whales) are seasonal feeders and carnivores that filter feed tiny crustaceans (krill - mainly Euphausia superba, copepods, etc.), plankton, and small fish (including herring, mackerel, capelin, and sandeel) from the water. They are gulpers (not skimmers), filter feeders that alternatively swim then gulp a mouthful of plankton or fish. Concentrated masses of prey are preferable for this method of feeding. An average-sized humpback whale will eat 4,400-5,500 pounds (2000-2500 kg) of plankton, krill and small, schooling fish each day during the feeding season in cold waters (about 120 days). They eat twice a day. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/whales/species/Humpbackwhale.shtml
Humpbacks eat small fish and krill. You can look at this website for more info: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/whales/species/Humpbackwhale.shtml
The humpback is a predator, taking krill and small schooling fish, such as herring, salmon, capelin and sand lance as well as mackerel, pollock and haddock in the North Atlantic. Krill and copepods have been recorded from Australian and Antarctic waters. Humpbacks hunt by direct attack or by stunning prey by hitting the water with pectoral fins or flukes

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How long is a humpback whale's migration?

6 months

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How many humpback whales are left in the oceans?

Humpbacks are widespread in almost every ocean in the world. They are found in good numbers in the following oceans.

  1. 18000 or so animals in North Pacific Ocean
  2. About 12000 in North Atlantic Ocean
  3. Around 50000 in the total southern hemisphere
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Oral Health and Dental Care
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What is your teeth made of?

Your teeth are made of Enamel, Dentin, Pulp and Cementum.

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Why are female humpback whales larger than male humpback whales?

because they are 52 feet long and weigh 7900 pounds

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Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species
Orcas (killer whales)
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How do killer whale adapt to their environment?

Orcas can grow to 32 feet in length and weigh as much as 18,000 pounds. Killer whales have a lifespan of 25 to 90 years, with females living longer than males. They form family groups called pods. The typical pod often numbers between three and 25 individuals, but can reach a maximum of about fifty. Killer whales are threatened by pollution and other human activities in many parts of their range. Since orcas are at the top of the food chain, much of their food is likely to carry high contamination from water pollution. The Southern Resident killer whales are the significant population in the Northwest Region. These whales are the "resident" type, spending specific periods each year in the San Juan Islands and Puget Sound. The Southern Residents feed mostly on salmon. For an update on the status of these orcas, see the Northwest Fisheries Science Center paper, Summary information on 2008 Southern Resident Killer Whale births and deaths. (PDF 108KB) "Transient" orcas occasionally visit Puget Sound. These whales feed mostly onpinnipeds and don't have known schedules and locations as resident whales do.

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