Humpback whale

Humpback whale

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Caption: Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae). This whale is found in all the world's seas, spending the winter in shallow tropical waters and migrating to cooler polar oceans for the rest of the year. It travels to warm waters to give birth to its young. It does not feed during this time, as tropical waters are not very rich in plankton or shoaling fish, its main food sources. It can reach a length of over 16 metres, with females being larger than males. It lives in small groups of less than ten individuals, although at feeding and breeding sites several groups may merge. Photographed off Rurutu Island in the Australes Archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean.

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