Mar 03, 2016 · Humpback whales take approximately five to fourteen years to reach sexual maturity. Not much is known about the behaviors of whales in the intervening years between being a newborn calf and a sexually mature whale.Author: Whale Trust Maui.
Ah puberty, those awkward years on the road to sexual maturity. It’s not clear if whales and dolphins must also suffer the dramatic ups and downs of the human teenager, but some do have to suffer big differences between the sexes when it comes to the actually timing of sexual maturity.
Sexual Maturity. Many aspects of killer whale reproduction are not known because they are difficult to study in the wild. Much of what we know about killer whale reproduction comes from studies of killer whales in marine zoological parks.