Whale and dolphins are mammals that feed their young.
The male humpback only sings during mating periods and is believed by some to use its mating songs to communicate fitness, youth, vitality and a desire to mate with female whales.
It is estimated that bowhead whales may live as long as 200 years, while other species may only live into their 20’s.
While the toothed whale (Odontoceti) only has one blowhole the baleen whale (Mysticeti) has two.
Some whales can spend as much as 90% of their lives underwater surfacing from time to time to restore their oxygen and/or for social interaction.
Whales like all mammals are warm-blooded, produce milk to feed their young.
Hermanus in South Africa is well know for the best whale watching in the world. By land , by sea and from the air.
The characteristic V-Shaped blow of southern right whales are causes by the two blow holes set slightly apart.
The callosities on the head of a southern right whale is its identification similar to our fingerprints.
Southern Right whales use their iconic tails for sailing in the wind.