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The Humpback whale is known for its spectacular breaching, flipper-slapping and lob tailing. It is easily identified at close range by its knobbly head and long flippers. The black and white coloration on the underside of the tail allows scientists to name individuals all around the world. No two Humpback whales are exactly alike!

During breeding season the Humpback males are known for singing the longest songs in the animal kingdom. Humpbacks will approach quite closely, showing little fear of boats and ships.

The Humpback whale's back and tail are gray or black with an spot of white on the throat and belly. It's head which take one-third of its total body length. Baleen plates numbering between 270 to 400 are found on each side of the upper jaw. The plates are relatively short and black or dark gray.

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