The Humpback Whale, (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a species of baleen whale. One of the largest rorqual species, adults range in length from metres ft) and weigh approximately kilograms Ib). always think of the Star Trek movie with the humpback whales!
This is the moment a diver appears to shake hands with a giant whale. The divers were just metres away when one humpback whale – which weighs – extends its giant flipper in a peaceful manner. (Photo by Masa Ushioda/SeaPics/Solent News
Facts and figures about one og the big guys Humpback Whales are baleen whales that can weigh 40 tonnes and be 15 metres in length. These whales can frequently be seen in Kaikoura during the winter months.