A popular Whale called ‘Spinnaker’ among scientists and whale watchers dies mysteriously.
Scientists are currently investigating the death of a 35 feet long humpback whale that had a habit of getting tangled in fishing ropes and nets.
An adult humpback whale length can range from 12-16 meters and weigh approximately 36,000 kilos. The humpback has a distinctive body shape with long pectoral fins. An animal known for breaching and slapping the water with its tail , its quite popular with whale watchers. Male humpbacks produce a song that lasts 10 to 20 minutes, which repeat for hours.
Found in Oceans and Seas around the world , they feed only in the summer. In the winters they fast and live off their reserves. Sadly like other whales humpbacks are also a target for the whaling industry.
Scientists say Spinnaker had been found caught in the ropes at least three times in her 11 years of life.
Currently they are researching to find out what caused her death and whether she had been injured in any of her last entanglements.