Humpback Whale 15" PlushRegular price $21.80
This large plush Humpback Whale is one of the magestic mammals of the seas. It is highly detailed, uses the finest of fabrics and is perfect for cuddling!
Humpback Whale General Information
The Humpback Whale is one of the planets great migration spectacles. Each year between April and November, the whales migrate to Australias eastern and western coastlines are where they mate and give birth. The exact timing of the migration period can vary from year to year. It depends on water temperatures, sea ice, predation risks, prey and the exact location of their feeding ground.
During the migration, whales can swim approximately 10,000 kilometres. During the summer months, the humpback whales feed on krill in the Antarctic waters.
Once hunted to the verge of extinction, it is now worth more alive – both environmentally and economically. This whale was valued once only when it was dead – this was in the days of whaling.
Individual humpbacks still face threats — they can become entangled in fishing gear or be struck by ships. Scientific whaling, pollution, climate change, ocean noise and unsustainable tourism may also affect the population. The Australian Government continues to fund non-lethal research and other activities to promote whale conservation. The more we understand about these animals, the more we are able to recognise their true value to the world and improve their chances of recovering further from the impacts of whaling.