Subject: Humpback calf's weight

Martine Berube (martine@newt.bio.uci.edu)
Wed, 22 Oct 1997 15:27:06 -0700

Question: hi, im a 6th grader and i need to know how much a humpback calf
wieghs at one
year

Answer: The newborns are usually 5 meters (15ft) and weight around 1.5 to 2
tons. After the nursing period (6 to11 months), it will be in average 8-10
meters long, and at that point have a weight of 10-20 tons.

Martine Berube
Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of California
Irvine, CA, 92697-2525
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