Humpback whale behaviours at migratory pitstops

Observations confirm the importance of conserving the animals’ resting areas.

Adult whale breaching out of the water. Fully body out of the water. Both pectoral fins down beside its body. The head is parallel to the water. The whale's belly is face up, as the whale is on the descent of it's breach.
Humpback whale breaching. Credit: Marnie Griffiths / Getty Images.