5 facts about humpback whales, the gentle giants of the sea

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They’re enormous and strange looking, but humpback whales are actually gentle giants.

They’re best known for their beautiful songs, which they sing during mating season. The series of moans and cries can be heard underwater for miles in every direction.

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Here are some more fascinating facts about humpback whales.

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