Posted by Paul

A new study on Humpback mating preferences has found that males choose the largest females for their partners.

Adam Pack, the University of Hawaii researcher that lead the 5 year project, has found that the biggest females somehow suggest the greatest fitness to the males, and therefore the best breeding partners. The biggest females also produce the biggest calves, so given another million years of evolution and this type of natural selection maybe humpbacks become even bigger!
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Photo by Kevin J. Smith, taken on a Maple Leaf trip in Alaska 2008

Photo (c) Kevin J. Smith, taken on a Maple Leaf trip in Alaska 2008