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Swimming with whales

«Humpback whales — one of the most majestic and peaceful creatures in the oceans. They are very curious and easy to go on contact. «

Swimming with whales

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Gorbach — fairly large whale. The average length of an adult body: 14.5 m for females, 13.5 m for males. The largest individual humpback reach 17-18 m, but they are rare. The average weight of the humpback whale — 30 tons.

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Gorbach — a cosmopolitan species, occurring across the oceans and partly adjacent seas from the tropics to high latitudes (except ice regions in the Arctic and Antarctic).

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The usual length of the migration of the humpback whale — up to 8000 km, making it one of the most highly migratory mammals.

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In the oceans, there are 3 major isolated populations and 9-10 individual herds of humpback whales.

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In Russian waters humpback whales can be found in the Barents Sea, the Chukchi, Bering Sea, Sea of ​​Okhotsk and the Sea of ​​Japan. Occasionally came to the Baltic Sea.

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Humpback whale slug more than true whales, his speed does not exceed the migration of 8-15 km / h. The maximum speed was recorded in the injured whales — up to 27 km / h.

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At the same time, the humpback whale — one of the most energetic and acrobatic large whales, whose behavior, including a spectacular jumping out of the water, attracts the attention of tourists.

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«Of all the whales is the most playful and legkonravny, always surrounded by cheerful splashes and white foam.»

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Humpback whales are often beaten and slapped on the surface of the sea long pectoral fins and caudal fin, whipping foam, rolled on his back, put the muzzle of the water. Often completely jump out of the water in an upright position and with a deafening burst of fall down.

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On the surface humpback whale let fountains height from 2 to 5 m with the interval 4-15 s.

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