The humpback whale can reach a maximum length of 17 metres, with the female larger than the male. The size and weight is also impressive. A 15m humpback weighs more than 41,000kg and its heart 190kg.

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Image: Whale (Humpback) by Zoran Kovacevic

Information sourced from:

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (2015), Megaptera novaeangliae [online],
Available from: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/13006/0 [accessed 22/08/2015].

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