Subject: Humpback Whale population, and biology

Rui Prieto (rprieto@dop.uac.pt)
Mon, 28 Sep 1998 12:37:18 -0100

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>Mrs. Simpson's 4th grade class would like to know how many Humpback whales
>there are alive. How old do they live to be and how old are they when they
>have their calves? How much food does a Humpback whale eat per day?
>
>Mrs. Simpson's 4th Grade Class
>St. George's Episcopal School
>Griffin, Georgia
>USA


Hello, Mrs. Simpson's 4th grade class

The estimates for the populations of Humpbacks are these:

pre-whaling population estimate :150,000
current population estimate 25,000
They are about 4 m (12 ft) when they born and they are about 4-5 years old
when they reach sexual maturity, when they start having calves. Most whales
are tought to eat about 3-4% ogf their wheight dailly. As a full grown up
humpback weights about 30-40 tons it will eat about 1.5 tons a day.


Cheers,

Rui


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