The humpback whale, also called rorqual (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a whalebone whale.
We are talking about a huge cetacean here, with a length around 13/14 meters (44 feet) for an adult specimen, and an average weight of 25 metric tons.
They can do spectacular jumps above the water surface, and their calls (the famous whale song) are complex and highly sophisticated.
It’s a real treat to hear them during a dive, especially when diving with a rebreather.
These enormous cetaceans can be found in all of the globe’s oceans. During the austral winter, they migrate to tropical waters for a few months.
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