Extensively hunted until recently, humpback whales today inspire people around the globe with their spectacular acrobatic behaviour and haunting song. Found in all the world's oceans, humpbacks appear to be making a welcome comeback in many places, having been driven to near extinction through commercial whaling.
Drawing on the latest research, here is a detailed picture of these remarkable animals. We learn of the constant flux of humpback whale society, the complexity of their feeding habits and their extensive annual migrations. Filled with beautiful colour photographs, this book is a plea for the continued protection of not only this popular species, but of the fragile marine environment on which its survival ultimately depends.
By Phil Clapham (WorldLife Library).