All About Blue Whales
The scientific name of a Blue Whale is Balaeonoptera
Musculus. The Blue Whale is part of the Baleen whale
The Blue Whale is probably the largest animal that
has ever lived. A blue whale is bigger than the largest
dinosaur. Blue whales can grow to be 100 feet long.
Blue Whales weight 98 1/2 - 157 1/2 tons. Blue Whales
are larger than even the biggest dinosaur.
Blue Whales have a pointed head, long streamlined body,
slender flippers and narrow tail with flukes. Blue Whales
are gray-blue in color and the the underbelly is often
tinted yellow due to algae growth.
Blue Whales swim at 20 knots and is considered one
of the fastest animals in the sea. The Blue Whale, while
being one of the largest animals feeds on one of the
smallest, krill. Blue whales have plates of baleen,
which is like cartilage suspended in their mouth, the
baleen acts as a filter straining krill and other small
animals inside. Blue Whales can eat 40 million krill
The Blue Whale is found in all oceans. Blue Whales
are more solitary than many other whales. The Blue Whales
summers in the polar waters, and migrate south to warmer
latitudes in the winter. The Blue Whale communicates
using grunts, hums and moans with volumes over 180 decibels
and can be heard by whales over 600 miles away.
A Blue Whale’s Gestation is 11 months and they give
birth to a single calf at a time.
Due to excessive whaling Blue Whales are an endangered
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