Humpback whales have an average length of 13m and a weight of 31 tonnes. Their skins are covered are with warts and bumps and encrusred with barnacles. Humpback has long flippers, which are up to a third of its total body length.
Torca whales are also called the killer whale, reach a length of 9m, while females are 8m. The average weight is 7 to 8 tonnes. Orca/ killer whale can be found in all oceans in Antarctica waters. Orca whale feed on penguins and seals, they also feed on fish but prefer warm blooded prey. The Antarctic population is estimated is about 200,000.
The blue whale is one of the largest animal on the earth! The blue whale weight of 84 tonnes, but there was also a weight of 180 tonnes recored. Blue whales are about 24m long. They were prime targets for whalers by the 1950s has been reduced to an estimated number of 1000, of the pre-whaling population of 200,000.
Fin whale is the second largest whale of all the whales with a length of 20m. They grow to an average weight of 40 to 50 tonnes. Females are slightly smaller. Fin whales live and breed in the open oceans. They feed north of the ice edges almost on krill and similar crustaceans. There are only about 80,000 fin whales remaining but they have benn protected since 1976.