Amazing Facts About Humpback Whales
When you take a humpback whale watching tour, you’ll have the opportunity to see majestic humpback whales up close in their natural habitat. Your whale-watching tour guides can give you fascinating and valuable information about humpback whales that will make your whale-watching excursion even more enjoyable. Here’s a look at some amazing facts about humpback whales.
Humpback Whales Communicate via Song
Humpback whales communicate via songs that can be heard across a vast distance. The songs have been described as howls, moans, and cries, are very complex, and can last for hours. If you’re lucky, you’ll hear these songs while on your whale watching tour or deep-sea fishing trip.
They are the Most Easily Recognizable Species of Whale
Because they are the largest marine mammals, and have distinctive knobs on their heads, humpback whales are the most easily recognized species of whale. It will not be difficult for you to spot humpback whales while whale watching. Humpbacks can grow from 40-60 feet long, and weigh as much as 44 tons. They are dark gray or black, and have white spots on their stomachs. The humpback whale is mostly flat, with a large fluke, long pectoral fins, two blowholes, and a small dorsal fin on the far side of its back.
They Have a Diverse Diet
Unlike other species of whale, the humpback has a very diverse diet. While on your whale watching excursion or Cape Cod charter fishing tour, you might see humpback whales eating small fish, krill, salmon, herring, mackerel, capelin, and other small prey. They don’t possess teeth, so they are limited to small animals.
If you’re planning a visit to Cape Cod and are interested in a charter fishing tour or humpback whale watching tour near Plymouth , come see us at Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours. Our experienced guides will ensure that you and your family have the adventure of a lifetime during your whale watching or deep-sea fishing excursion. To learn more about tours and charters, call us today at (508) 927-5575.