Subject: Re: Whale movements

Al Romero (aromero@ACC.FAU.EDU)
Tue, 15 Apr 1997 13:51:39 -0500 (EST)

At 07:09 PM 3/17/94 -0800, you wrote:
>When whales go south where do they come from and where do they go to and
>how long does it take?
>          MATT MORGAN

Dear Matt:

Different species of whales have different migratory patterns. An example is
the humpback whale. Like most baleen whales, they migrate to cold waters in
the summer to feed on plankton which at that time is blooming in those
waters, and then migrate back to the tropics in the winter to breed and take
care of the calves.

Best wishes,

Aldemaro Romero, Ph.D.		
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