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Humpback Whale
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Megaptera novaeangliae
Family Name:
Balaenopteridae
Size:
52 feet
Weight:
30-50 tons
Color:
4 different color schemes, ranging from white to gray to black to mottled.
Life Span:
45-50 years
Diet:
plankton, and small fish
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Humpback Whale

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Humpback Whale Description
  The humpback whale is a baleen whale and a rorqual whale that sings amazing songs. It performs complex and cooperative feeding techniques. The humpback has a bulky head with bumpy protuberances (tubercles), each with a bristle. Humpbacks are acrobats of the ocean, breaching and slapping the water. They live in pods and have 2 blowholes. The name humpback describes the motion it makes as it arches its back out of the water in preparation for a dive.
 
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