Humpbacks are found along almost the entire coast of Alaska. There are
large populations in Southeast Alaska, Prince William Sound, Glacier Bay
et cetera, and also others up along the Aleutians Islands and in the
The only enemies of humpback whales - other than humans - are killer
whales and tiger sharks. Killer whales occasionally attack young
calves, as do tiger sharks; but this occurs mostly either on the
breeding range (Hawaii for the Alaska population) or on migration.
Female humpbacks are typically referred to as cows. Males arent rally
called anytying, though old whalers sometimes referred to them as bulls.
> abernst4 wrote:
> I have some important questions for a report that I am doing on
> humpback whales. I hope you can help.
> 1. Where in Alaska is the humpback found?
> 2. What are its enemies?
> 3. What is the male and female called?
> Thank you.
Phillip J. Clapham, Ph.D. Large Whale Biology Program Northeast Fisheries Science Center 166 Water Street Woods Hole, MA 02543, U.S.A.
tel. 508 495-2316 fax 508 495-2066 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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