Subject: Humpback Whale-migration distances

Courtney Stirling Casey (stirling@gsosun1.gso.uri.edu)
Wed, 5 Nov 1997 18:37:17 -0500 (EST)

Hi,
	Humpback whales swim thousands of miles each year.  The western
Atlantic humpback population over winters in waters surrounding the
Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.  Then, come early spring these whales
begin swimming north to the Gulf of Maine - so, in waters off of
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.  As fall approaches this same
group of humpbacks heads south again.  A rough estimate would be that
humpbacks migrate between 3, 000 and 5,000 miles each year.  Humpbacks in
the north eastern Pacific also participate in an extended migration from
Hawaii to Alaska.  Lots of swimming - and all without a compass!  Rather
impressive.

Courtney







On Wed, 5 Nov 1997, Clearwater High School Library wrote:

> Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 08:35:11 -0600
> From: Clearwater High School Library <chslib@sktc.net>
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>     "'pita@whale.wheelock.edu'" <pita@whale.wheelock.edu>
> Subject: Humpback Whale
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> How many miles does a Humpback whale travel in one year?
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