Subject: Humpback Whales

Peter Scheifele (
Wed, 28 Jan 1998 10:02:08 -0500

Dear Danielle-

        It is true that humpback whales do not eat during their mating
season however, they eat and eat and eat during the other half of the year.
Apparently they can store fat that can be used inreserve during the
non-feeding time.


At 10:35 AM 1/27/98 EST, you wrote:
>Last August I visited Hervey bay in Australia and witnessed the migration of
>humpback whales - I believe it is true that these whales do not feed during
>this incrediable journey.  Is this correct and how do they survive such a long
>Thank you
>Danielle Weaver
Peter M. Scheifele
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