Gemini Catamaran Whale Watch Photos 2009
Blows shoot water 10 feet into the air when
the whales exhale
When whales surface to breath, we most often
see only a portion of their backs,
but an entire adult humpback whale is about 50 feet long and weighs 44
A group of whales, like these three, is called a pod.
Whales sometimes approach the whale-watch
but boats are not allowed to approach close to the whales.
Heads occasionally come up to look around.
Humpback whales have baleen, not teeth.
They do not eat while around Hawaii in the winter, but go to Alaska to
eat in the summer.
The average pectoral (side) fin is about 16
Tail and pectoral fin (whale tilted on its
The tail fluke of an adult humpback is about
15 feet wide.
Fluke markings are unique, like fingerprints, and are used to identify
The West Maui Mountains as seen from the whale
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