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Watch the Magnificent Humpback Whale

Posted in Location & Attractions @ May 8th 2015 8:51am - By Administrator

The humpback whale is a species of baleen whale. One of the larger rorqual species, adults range in length from 12–16 metres (39–52 ft) and weigh approximately 36,000 kilograms (79,000 lb). The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with unusually long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. An acrobatic animal known for breaching and slapping the water with its tail and pectorals, it is popular with whale watchers off the coasts of Australasia and the Americas. Males produce a complex song lasting 10 to 20 minutes, which they repeat for hours at a time. Its purpose is not clear, though it may have a role in mating.

Found in oceans and seas around the world, humpback whales typically migrate up to 25,000 kilometres (16,000 mi) each year. Humpbacks feed only in summer, in polar waters, and migrate to tropical or subtropical waters to breed and give birth in the winter. During the winter, humpbacks fast and live off their fat reserves. Their diet consists mostly of krill and small fish. Humpbacks have a diverse repertoire of feeding methods, including the bubble net feeding technique.

If you’re looking to watch some whales, come stay with us at Boat Harbour Resort. We provide our guests top-notch facilities to make their holiday more relaxing and enjoyable. Fancy a barbecue breakfast, dinner or lunch? Cook yourself a delicious meal any time of day using the resort’s barbecue facilities. Bond with your family and friends while you roasting delicious chops. We have a swimming pool where you can have a refreshing swim. Start your day of adventure by swimming a few laps in our pool. Burn some excess calories to stay fit and fab. We have a tour desk guide to make sure that you enjoy your Holiday. Leave everything up to us. We’ll make sure you’ll have a grand time.   

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