See Ya Next Year!

the fluke of a humpback whale

 

See ya next year!

Beginning in late October and stretching into late May, the Hawaiian Islands host some of the most majestic creatures this planet knows: The Humpback Whale, technically known as Megaptera novaeangliae. If you are here on Maui during this time of year, one of the best activities is a whale watch tour. To see these magnificient creatures up close is awe-inspiring.

 
The Humpback migrates from Alaskan waters to breed and give birth. Adult Humpbacks range in length from 39–52 ft and weigh approximately 79,000 lbs. But, come spring time, they depart and head back to Alaska, to eat, for they do not do so at all here (except for the newborns which suckle on the mother drinking tons of milk!)

 

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