2011 02 10 Mothers and newborn calves on the Silver Bank Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Stevenson   

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A newborn calf rides on its mother's head

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The calves are about 12-14 feet long when born. A humpback's birth has never been witnessed

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This tiny calf practices opening its mouth and filling it with water as he continues to ride on his mother's head

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These calves drink their mother's thick, fat-rich milk and put on over a hundred pounds a day. By the time they leave the Silver Bank to head north they have grown to 14-15 feet in length

 
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