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Hump-back WhalesTo look up into the mountains and see the steam rolling from a mountain streamon a cold winters morning is a beautiful sight However to look out over the horizon andsee the white spray of salt water coming from the blow of a huge hump-back whale ismuch more exciting sight and a whole lot warmer I lived in the mountains of Coloradofor most of my childhood The first time I had the opportunity to see the ocean was on avacation to California when I was about 15 years old It was even better than I haddreamed it would be The different animals in the ocean the color of the water and thewarm sand between my toes was probably what led me to come to the islands of Hawaii When I first saw the hump-back whale I was amazed at their huge size and how they couldbreach out of the water so gracefully It is as if they were trying to play or show off Sowhen we were asked to choose a favorite animal I had no problem deciding on the hump-back whale The hump-back whale gets it s name from the distinctive hump in front of thedorsal fin and from the way it raises it s back high above water before diving They are amember of the order Cetacea This order is of aquatic mammals and the hump-backbelongs to the suborder of the Mysticeti The Mysticeti are the baleen whales which havethree families and several species The family in which the hump-back belongs is theBalaenopteridae the true fin backed whale The thing that separates this genus from theother fin-backed whales is the pectoral fins which grow in lengths of about 5 meters 164feet This Genus is called Megaptera meaning great wing Tinker 290 There was acontroversy over the species name in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century In1932 Remington Kellogg finally settled the matter with Megatera NovaeangliaeCousteau 84 The common English name is
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