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Illustration by Natalya Zahn

Humpback Whales

The giant humpback whale lives in oceans around the world. Humpback whales often make noises that sound like songs. When feeding, humpbacks open their huge mouths and strain shrimp and krill through comblike baleen plates (upper right).

More About Humpback Whales

Humpback Whales: Broadcast
Hear audio recordings of humpback whales and read interviews with the scientists who study them.

Orcas Creature Feature
See and hear tigers, send an orca postcard, and more.

Parents: Check out our video Amazing Planet: Creatures of the Deep

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