Whale Fun Facts
Blue whales are the largest animal—some can grow to 100 feet, larger than any dinosaur. (New born blue whale can be 25 feet long.)
A female blue whale can produce over 90 gallons of milk each day.
A baby blue whale gains about 150 pounds each day.
A fifty-long whale’s brain weighs twenty pounds.
A fin whale’s heart can weigh up to 500 pounds.
A blue whale’s tongue weighs around 6,000 pounds.
Blue whales are the loudest living creatures on earth. Their sound level can reach 188 decibels. Their noise can be detected from over 500 miles away.
Whales breathe through their blow holes, and do so every 5 to 15 minutes (sperm whales can stay under water for an hour or more [possibly 2] before needing another breath). When the whale exhales, it blows any water covering its blow hole resulting in a spout of water—no, whales do not have water in their lungs!
The Endangered Species Act by the United States protects 7 species of whales: the blue whale, the bowhead whale, the fin whale, the humpback whale, the northern right whale, the sei whale, and the sperm whale.
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