large whalebone whale with long flippers noted for arching or humping its back as it dives
a marine mammal which is streamlined for swimming
Megaptera novaeangliae is baleen whale which arcs its back into a hump before it dives. Humpback behavior includes acrobatic leaping out of the water, slapping of its fins and flukes on the water, and complex song that includes long sequences of squeaks, grunts, and other sounds. They eat mostly krill. plankton, and herring and are gulpers. It is a protected species.
The Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, is a mammal which belongs to the baleen whale suborder. The Humpback is a very large whale: an adult can usually range between 12–16 m (40–50 ft) long and weighs approximately 36,000 kg (79,000 pounds), or 36 tonnes (40 short tons); females, on average, are larger than males. It is well known for its breaching (leaping out of the water), its unusually long front fins, and its complex whale song.