Arabian Sea Humpback Whale
Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Environment and Biodiversity; Conservation; Endangered species
- IUCN status – Least Concern
- Found – Around the world
- The humpback whale is one of the four species of baleen whales occurring in Indian waters and it is one of the least studied species in India.
Do you know?
- Humpback whales are sexually dimorphic, with females tending to be slightly longer than males.
- Their flippers are extremely long, about one-third of their total body length.
- These whales have a small dorsal fin that can be shaped like a small hump or a triangular shaped fin.
- Humpback whale flukes have a variable colour and have a serrated or a toothed edge.
- They have bumps on their heads and lower jaws that have small stiff hairs.
Pic: Humpback Whale