2011 02 10 Mothers and newborn calves on the Silver Bank Print
Written by Andrew Stevenson   


A newborn calf rides on its mother's head

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The calves are about 12-14 feet long when born. A humpback's birth has never been witnessed


This tiny calf practices opening its mouth and filling it with water as he continues to ride on his mother's head


These calves drink their mother's thick, fat-rich milk and put on over a hundred pounds a day. By the time they leave the Silver Bank to head north they have grown to 14-15 feet in length