Blue whale, (Balaenoptera musculus), also called sulfur-bottom whale, the most massive animal ever to have lived, a species of baleen whale that weighs approximately 150 tons and may attain a length of more than 30 metres (98 feet). The largest accurately measured blue whale was a 29.5-metre female that weighed 180 metric tons (nearly 200 short (U.S.) tons), but there are reports of 33-metre.
The spout of the blue whale can reach more than 30 feet high. Females are bigger than males. The lengthiest blue whales are 110 feet, but they are more commonly between 70 and 80 feet. Adult blue whales weigh up to 150 tons, which makes them the largest animals to ever live.
If a killer whale survives the first six months, a female's average life expectancy is within the range of 46 to 50 years and a male's is 30 to 38 years. With continued research, it is likely that differences in longevity will be found in killer whale populations around the world. Survivorship in marine life parks.A blue whale heart is the size of a small car and pumps 10 tons of blood through the massive blue whale body. A blue whale aorta (the main blood vessel) alone is large enough for a human to crawl through. In the Antarctic, blue whales have reportedly reached lengths of 110 feet, but most probably grow to between 80 and 90 feet long. They can.Blue whales are the largest baleen whale species--in fact they are the largest animal in the world. Blue whales can grow to be about 100 feet (30.5 meters) in length and may weigh around 160 tons. They are mottled bluish gray, with broad flat heads and a small dorsal fin located in the last forth of the body.
Blue whales in the southern hemisphere reach lengths of 90 to 100 feet, but in the northern hemisphere they are smaller, on average 75 to 80 feet. Females are larger than males of the same age, the largest weighing as much as 150 tons, with an average of 100 tons.Read More
Blue whales are among Earth's longest-lived animals. Scientists have discovered that by counting the layers of a deceased whale's waxlike earplugs, they can get a close estimate of the animal's.Read More
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These cetaceans are found in temperate and tropical waters throughout the world, usually in pods (groups) of about 15 to 20; solitary males, however, may wander into colder regions. Sperm whales attain sexual maturity at 7 to 13 years of age and physical maturity at 25 to 45 years and have been recorded to live as long as 62 years.Read More
Whale Reproduction and Care of Young. Male whales are mature between 7 and 10 years of age. They have a cavity that their genitals remain in during resting and swimming so there isn’t a great deal that is known about them in great deal. For females maturity occurs about 5 to 7 years of age.Read More
The killer whale, or orca (Orcinus orca), is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, of which it is the largest member. Killer whales have a diverse diet, although individual populations often specialize in particular types of prey. Some feed exclusively on fish, while others hunt marine mammals such as seals and other species of dolphin.Read More
A blue whale baby is typically weaned at 6-7 months old at which point they have doubled in length. The mother and baby often stay together for about a year in total and the youngster will reach sexual maturity at 5-10 years old. Blue whales are thought to live for at least 80 years. Who has the largest brain?Read More
Set in Walvis Bay, 2.2 miles from Shoprite Walvis Bay, Blue Whale Hotels offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. The property is around 9.9 miles from Dune 7, 450 yards from Pelican Bay Viewpoint (Walvis Bay) and less than 0.6 miles from Kuiseb Delta Adventures.Read More
Later studies proved this specimen to be in the normal size range size, at around 4.9 m (16 ft) in length. In great white sharks, sexual dimorphism is present, and females are generally larger than males. Male great whites on average measure 3.4 to 4.0 m (11 to 13 ft) long, while females at 4.6 to 4.9 m (15 to 16 ft).Read More
Blue whales are an obvious target of choice for commercial hunting because of their great body size. However, blue whales are swift swimmers and are negatively buoyant postmortem. Prior to exploitation, blue whales were most abundant in the Antarctic Ocean and other marine habitats distant from human population centers.Read More