Museum Quality Humpback Whale Model


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Large (48x13x29cm) museum-quality distressed humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) model – Resin ornament, with a sea-green and exposed wood effect hand-painted and hand-distressed. The surface of these whale ornaments are detailed for the sake of anatomical realism.

The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. It is known for breaching and other distinctive surface behaviours, making it popular with whale watchers. Males produce a complex song lasting 10 to 20 minutes, which they repeat for hours at a time. All the males in a group will produce the same song, which is different each season.

Found in oceans and seas around the world, humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) typically migrate up to 25,000 km (16,000 mi) each year. They feed in polar waters and migrate to tropical or subtropical waters to breed and give birth, fasting and living off their fat reserves. Their diet consists mostly of krill and small fish. Humpbacks have a diverse repertoire of feeding methods, including the bubble net technique.

This wonderful statement piece is beautifully tactile and It will make a talking point in any classic or modern household, office or cabinet of curiosities. The whale could be rested as it is on a surface or hanged onto a wall using the pre-drilled holes on its belly. Each piece is unique and slightly different from any other made by the same process.