An Inside Look at the Lifestyle of a Humpback Whale

The humpback whale is so-called because of the hump it makes when it surfaces for air and dives back into the water. To learn more about the fascinating lives of humpback whales, watch the following National Geographic video clip.

The length of an adult humpback whale can range between 35 and 50 feet in length, and weigh about one ton per foot. Humpback whales can also remain underwater for 30 minutes on a single breath. They will eat around 2,000 pounds of plankton, krill, and small fish each day during feeding season. If you’ve ever been whale watching, you already know that humpbacks like to slap their tales and fins in the water. Scientists aren’t sure why humpback whales do this—it may be a mating ritual or just to have fun. Watch this video to learn more about how humpback whales thrive in oceans all over the world.

To go whale watching in Cape Cod and see these captivating animals in the wild, contact Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours of Plymouth, MA. Call us at (508) 746-2643 or visit our website for more information about our whale watching tours.

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