Approximately 8,000-12,000 of the North Pacific humpback whale stock visits the shallow waters of the Hawaiian Islands seasonally to breed. During this time, mature males produce an elaborate acoustic display known as “song,” which becomes the dominant source of ambient underwater sound between December and April. Following reports […]
Two whale-watchers off Avila beach had a terrifying experience when a humpback overturned their kayak and appeared to nearly swallow them. The women surfaced and shortly after, other kayakers and paddleboarders came to help them and check they had not been hurt. Quite a different experience from the […]
A Comox Valley family had a meeting with some humpback whales recently, between Comox and Texada Island. Carolyn and Steve Touhey were out on their boat with a friend on Sunday, when they spotted the telltale whale spouts nearby. “I think there were four [in the pod] – […]
A humpback whale has escaped a crocodile-infested river after a weeks-long journey through the perilous waters of a national park in Australia. Three whales initially made a wrong turn into Kakadu National Park’s East Alligator River (which is full of crocodiles) early this month. Officials in Australia’s Northern Territory first spotted […]
Australian officials say they will try to guide a humpback whale out of a crocodile-infested river in the Northern Territory after it got lost and ended up 30km (18.5 miles) inland. The whale and others were on an annual sea migration when some of them “took a wrong […]
The humpback whale calf is so new that its dorsal fin and tail flukes appear soft and flimsy,and its mother is still excreting blood, while sometimes supporting the calf on her back. The rare video minutes after birth was captured by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Marine […]
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