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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.
Now officially the Sousa chinesis (to reflect their relation to the wider Sousa, or humpback dolphin, genus), the animals are more commonly known as pink dolphins due to their pink bubblegum-like coloring in adulthood.
Early Monday evening, a few nearby boats appeared to ignore the warning in the hopes of getting a closer look at the young humpback.
The humpback songs spread horizontally, passing from one virile young thing to the next, like teenage fashions.
The humpback was spotted last week when it was seen floating in Knik Arm.
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.
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.
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