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Its hard to think of Alaska and not think of Humpback Whales!

We at NGOS work together with colleagues at NOAA and the University of Alaska to help monitor the humpbacks of the Gulf of Alaska.

Long migrations to Alaska to feed, Hawaii to breed, our humpbacks are travellers!  Over 8,000 km round trip! has helped to match some very long migrations.

In recent years, the humpbacks have not had very many calves with them (we've heard the same from Hawaii).  This worries us that there may not be enough Herring, Sandlance, Krill, or other prey for these gentle giants.

Catalogues of local humpback whales

NGOS catalogue for Kenai Fjords

Gulfwatch Alaska catalogue for PWS

Humpback whales of Southeast Alaska

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