Humpback Whale Fact Sheet

Resources | October 15 2016

Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solitary male humpback whales are most often heard singing, with their haunting moans audible for several kilometres underwater. Scientists have not yet agreed on a single reason for why humpback whales sing – it could be to attract females, to communicate or to navigate – and so it remains one of nature’s most endearing mysteries.

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