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Pailolo Channel, Hawaii
|Approximately 9000 individuals spend winter in Hawaiian coastal waters
for mating and calving. They do not eat during this time and
return to Alaska and British Columbia to feed upon an abundance of small
fish and crustaceans. Only males sing and the same
song is used by the entire group as the content evolves over time.
Attains a length of 52 feet and weight of 79,000 pounds. Several
distinct populations exist around the world comprising a total of about
80,000 individuals. Considered endangered within the United States.