Category: Species

Humpback Whales

The humpback is a large baleen whale that ranges from 12-16 meters (38-50 feet) in length and weighs approximately 36 tons. They are found in all the world’s oceans. They usually follow a migratory pattern of feeding in cold water and breeding in warm water. The scientific name of the humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, means…
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Two killer whales swimming together in the Atlantic Ocean.

Orcas of the Atlantic Ocean

The Orca (Orcinus orca) or “Killer Whale” is the largest member of the dolphin family. They are the most widely distributed mammal on Earth besides humans and rats. Orcas are found in all of the world’s oceans. Why Are They Called Killer Whales? The story in Newfoundland goes that the name “killer whale” dates back…
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