Andrew’s work with the North Atlantic Humpbacks


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Hunting of humpbacked whales has been prohibited in the northern Atlantic Ocean since 1956, the Southern Hemisphere since 1963 and in the northern Pacific Ocean since 1966.
 
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The four-chambered heart of the average humpback whale weighs about 195 kg (about 430 lbs)- about as much as three average adult human beings.
 
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Humpbacks are easily distinguished from other large whales primarily by their very long pectoral fins which are about one-third of their body length - averaging around 4.5 metres (16 feet).
 
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