Alaska humpbacks are different than those in other parts of the world

In December, the Japanese government agreed not to target humpback whales during its annual whale hunt now under way off Antarctica. Alaska’s humpbacks don’t head that far south – most of them are in Hawaii this time of year, where they don’t have to worry about avoiding hunters. There’s another big difference between Alaska’s humpback whales and humpbacks in other parts of the world.

John Ryan, KTOO – Juneau