Body grey-black. Dorsal fin with curved edge. Fins on side of body have white underneath and lumps on the front edge. Tail dark on top, white underneath. Water spray from blowhole is a single vertical jet less than 5 m high. Up to 18 m long.
Humpback Whales migrate to warmer Australian waters in Harvey Bay and the Great Barrier Reef to breed in winter months.
Open oceans and near coastlines.
Plankton or Particles
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Vulnerable
- EPBC Act 1999 : Vulnerable
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern
- CITES : Trade restrictions (Appendix I)