Whale "Mother & Calf" Humpback Whales - makuahine a me pepe (or keiki) kohala (or palaoa) (Mother & Baby Whale). November through May in Hawaii, Humpbacks spend most of their time mating and bearing calves. Nothing is more peaceful and breathtaking than to experience the sight of a mother Humpback whale with her calf. The serene and interesting whale "songs" that one often hears from the male Humpbacks in the water are said to be mating calls to attract females during this magical time of year on the islands.
A Humpback Whale's tail is like a human's fingerprint.
The marks on the tail of a Humpback whale are unique to that whale. It is the way researchers can identify individual whales and track them each season. The fluke, or tail fin, of a humpback whale is very broad and flat, ranging in width from 10 to 15 feet. It's the last thing that you will see just before they dive.