A group of Southern Humpback Whales migrate approximately 10000 kilometres each year from the Antarctic waters to the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef Australia for mating and birthing. The whales give birth in the safe warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef because the baby humpback whales calves have little body fat and would not survive in the icy waters of the Antarctic. The whales tend to hang around for a couple of months before starting the journey back to Antarctic waters.
Humpback Whales Arrive at The Great Barrier Reef
Published on: June 1, 2011