Baby whale boost near Antarctica

The humpback whale in the southern oceans is making a comeback

By Author   |   Louise Kruger   |   Published: 15th May 2018   6:29 pm Updated: 16th May 2018   12:52 am

Good news for whales that were nearly facing extinction! The humpback whale that lives and breeds in the oceans near Antarctica, is appearing to be lovesick these days.

In recent years, females have shown to have a high pregnancy rate and giving birth to more calves. In the 19th and 20th centuries, they were nearly hunted out of existence, and it was not until protection measures were put in place that the whales now finally seem to have fostered recovery.

A grown humpback whale is almost at the size of a school bus and is extremely robust – which, let’s face it – you have to be when living on the world’s coldest and least accessible continent.