Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) are enormous baleen whales measuring up to 16 metres in length and a weight of about 30 metric tonnes. They produce a complex song that lasts for approximately 10 minutes and is repeated. This song is thought to play a role in courtship.
These whales spend the summers in polar waters and migrate to tropical and subtropical waters to bred and to give birth. The numbers of these magnificent animals were drastically reduced by whaling, but have recovered well since the 1966 moratorium.
While out at sea on a recent trip to Mozambique we were fortunate enough to be surrounded by these beautiful creatures . . .