Blue Whale

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Blue Whale

Blue Whale

SizeThe male is 70-100 feet long and weighs about 150 tons. The female is70-108 feet long and weighs about 150 tons.The baby whale is about 25 feet long and weighs about 6-8 tons.

DietThe blue whale eats plankton,krill,shrimp,and small fish in the water.They swallow their food whole. Blue whales are also baleen.

PopulationThere are ten thousand to fourteen thousand blue whales still living in the oceans. In the early 20th century, thousands of whales were killed because of the whaling industry. Because of this industry, blue whales are an endangered species today.

Social GroupsBlue whales swim individually or in small pods. The whales frequently swim in pairs.

Seven Unusal Facts1.A blue whales tail is as wide as a soccer net. 2.The whales blowhole is large enough for a baby to crawl through. 3.Their tongue weighs as much as an elephant.4. The whales mouth is huge.They can swallow a volume of water larger than themselves. 5.Their heart is as big as a small car.6. Blue whales are the largest animal on earth.7. One adult blue whale can consume 36,000 pounds of krill a day.

Blubber Layer Blue whales have a 2-14 inch blubber layer.


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