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The Pacific was blue glass, except where the humpbacks -- so many of them -- broke through the surface as if to pose for tourist photos.
In 2015, a pod of humpbacks ventured into the mouth of the Columbia River, drawn in by food.
Like dancers on stage, the humpbacks move in synchronization.
Among the larger whales, humpbacks can reach a length of around 60 feet and weigh up to 40 tons, with the females often being a bit bigger than the males.
Whale-watching season now extends nearly year round, as gray whales migrate earlier in the fall — sometimes as soon as mid-November — and boats seek other species such as humpback, blue, minke and fin whales at other times of year.
The humpback was spotted last week when it was seen floating in Knik Arm.
Hungry humpbacks travel thousands of kilometers to feast on a rich buffet of tiny crustaceans called krill, researchers reported here this week at the biennial meeting of the Society for Marine Mammalogy.
Australian humpback dolphins are not monogamous, and both males and females may mate with several partners during the breeding season.
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