Currency Pa’anga (TOP)
Facial value 2,00
Year of issue 1980
Metal Copper-Nickel
Ø in mm 44,5
Art.-No. TO02.00A
Price EUR  85,00

Humpback whale. They live in all oceans around the world and travel great distances every year. Some populations swim 5,000 miles from tropical breeding grounds to colder, more productive feeding grounds. They feed on shrimp-like crustaceans (krill) and small fish, straining huge volumes of ocean water through their baleen plates, which act like a sieve. Adults can reach 15 m lenght and weight up to 30 tonnes. Humpback whales that feed in the Antarctic during the Southern Hemisphere summer, come to Tonga to mate, give birth, and nurse their calves during the Southern hemisphere winter, from July to October.