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Born in calm and warm waters
The baby humpback whale measures 13 to 16 feet (4-5 m) at birth and weighs one to two tons. The female whales give birth to a calf every two years. To give birth, they look for quiet and sheltered places, near the shores or in lagoons with waters warm enough to welcome a newborn without a layer of fat. Straight after birth, the calf is guided to the surface to breathe.
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