Humpback Whales feed on small shrimp-like creatures called krill and various types of small bait fish. Humpback Whales are known for their acrobatic breaches during which they can launch themselves completely out of the water. While all whales are capable of breaching, Humpback Whales are known for exhibiting this type of surface behavior more frequently than other species. They are also well-known for their unique and beautiful “whale songs” which can travel hundreds of miles.
While most of the Humpback Whales in the Pacific migrate to-and-from Alaska and Hawaii, there is a small population of approximately 2,000 individuals that instead migrates downward along the coast of California toward Baja, Mexico and the Sea of Cortez.