Scientific name: Megaptera novaeangliae
The humpback whale is making a comeback, with more and more individuals being seen in UK seas every year. They are well known for their acrobatic behaviour - so don't be surprised to see them breach clear of the water!
StatisticsLength: Up to 18m Weight: up to 40 tons Lifespan: up to 50 years
Considered of Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of species and a Priority Species under the UK Post-2010 Biodiversity Framework.