13 replies 5 views Edited Jan 18, 2007
Explanation: Male Humpbacks average 40 to 48 feet, with females ranging from 45 to 50 feet in length. They weigh anywhere from 25 to 40 tons. Their heads take up about one third of their body length and their most recognizable trait, their long flippers run from one quarter to one third the length of their bodies. They reach sexual maturity at age 6 to 8 years, with females giving birth every two to three years to calves weighing up to one ton and 10 to 15 feet long. Calves feed on mother's milk for a year before being weaned.
** It makes you think how majestic mother nature's creatures are, doesn't it?
Jan 18, 2007