Thursday , 23 November 2017

Whales Who Are Just So Happy To Be Alive Today

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It’s a glorious winter’s day in Sydney, Australia.

18 degrees centigrade (64 degrees Fahrenheit). WOOOOOOOOP!

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 While most of Sydney’s 4.5 million souls struggled into work today on Australia’s most congested roads and railways, other commuters weren’t grumbling.

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Humpback whales typically commute (aka migrate) 25,000 kilometers (16,000 miles) each year.

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Winter Down Under = whale watching season.

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“25,000KM COMMUTE: DO YOU HEAR ME MOANING?!”

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From May to November, the whales move between their winter breeding grounds in Antarctica and their summer feeding grounds near the Equator.

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The migration passes right along Australia’s east coast.

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Humpbacks feed only in summer, in polar waters, and migrate to the tropics in winter to breed and give birth.

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During the winter, the whales fast and live off their fat reserves.

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One of the largest creatures on the planet, adults range in length from 12–16 metres (39–52 ft),

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 Adults can weigh 36,000 kilograms (79,000 lb).

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And they’re still MUCH BETTER swimmers than you.

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Humpbacks are acrobatic animals known for breaching and slapping the water with their tail and pectorals.

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They just love to show off.

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Wildlife enthusiasts can view migrating whales just off the coast of Sydney and right along Australia’s eastern seaboard.

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They are a truly MAGNIFICENT sight.

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The whales are happy to say “G’DAY”.

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Sometimes it seems like they’re showing off.

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“G’DAY MAAAAAAATE!”

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“LOOK WHAT I CAN DO!!!!”

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“CHECK ME OUT”

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“THAR I BLOW!!!”

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“WOOP WOOP”

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“YEAH I’M A SHOW OFF, WHATEVS!”

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“YEEEEEEEEEEEEE….”

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“HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!”

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One of the world’s biggest creatures. Right off the coast off Australia’s biggest city!

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“HAPPY MONDAY Y’ALL!”

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