Exploring National Marine Sanctuaries: Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale

Humpback whales visit sanctuary waters each winter to mate, calve, and nurse their young. These whales spend more than 90 percent of their lives under the surface of the water, and often call to one another using complex songs. When diving and boating, make sure to give these majestic animals plenty of space.  (Photo credit: NOAA Permit #774-1714)

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