for the distinctive hump just before the dorsal fin, humpback whales
(Megatera novaeangliae) are the world's most popular whales. Humpbacks
can reach a length of15.2 (50 ft) and weigh as much as 41 metric tons
are known to use an ingenious underwater "net" to catch schooling
fish or krill. The net is created by blowing a curtain of bubbles in
the shape of a circle. The fish are gobbled up by the whale swimming
upwards with its mouth open inside the circle. The fish will not cross
the bubble circle.
whales are famous for producing noises in the form of songs. These haunting
songs are often mimicked by other humpbacks changing very little.
worldwide population of the humpback whales is estimated to be 6500
to 7000. Humpbacks are found in all the oceans.
whales can be seen from the shores of Monterey bay, Point Lobos, and