Humpbacks are Baleen Whales who filter feed and do not have teeth. Adults grow to 15m and weigh 40 tonnes. Adult lungs are the size of a small car. Adults can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes.
The seas are beginning to change It’s time to swim to warmer waters So begins our annual migration To see our curious friends on Spirit On our way we love to sing It’s our way of communicating Calling our mates or just for fun Twisting our bodies through the seas We love to hear human […]
Because whales live in the ocean, many people think they are fish. Did do you know that whales and dolphins are not fish? They are mammals. People are mammals too. Mammals are the group of animals that breath air using lungs, give birth to live young (rather than laying eggs), and feed their young with […]
Yes, the gentle giants of the sea will soon be on their way towards the wamer seas. It’s a 10,000 klm journey with dreams of mating and giving birth. Whale watching has become a huge attraction world-wide. Every year thousands of whale watching fans gather from all over the world to watch these majestic creatures […]
To rest, whales sleep only half brain so they remember to take air in, otherwise they would drown.
It’s time, the music begins The stirrings deep within Now begins the 10,000klm swim Of the majestic creatures of the sea The music is contagious Pods singing with heavenly sounds Awakens the sleepy ones Up the coast we swim towards the warmer seas One breach, two breaches and then a twist, splash It’s a celebration […]
Whales have great eyesight both above and below the water. For short amounts of time, whales can raise their heads vertically out of the water until their eyes are exposed. This behaviour is called ‘spy hopping’ and it enables them to see where sounds are coming from (in particular from boats and other whales). It […]
Just recently I read an interesting article about a female humpback whale that had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. (San Francisco) “She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped […]
A female whale is called a Cow, a male a Bull & a baby a Calf The female is pregnant for 12 months The calf stays with its mother for 2 years When born the calf can be 2- 3 meters long and weigh 1-1½tonne In the first three weeks of life the calf can […]
The crew came running into the office With shouts of joy What a day, what a cruise Oh how privileged we are Take a look at this Four Whales mugging the boat What a sight So close to the boat The crew reaching out to give them a rub Passengers looking in awe Oh how […]