facts about the blue whale, the largest animal on Earth


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The blue whale is the largest animal ever known on the planet. This is what you need to know about the majestic marine mammal.

Imagine in your mind a 10-storey tall animal walking down the street like Godzilla or King Kong. But if you imagine it as a marine mammal blue whales are the ones with that mammoth sizes..

Balaenoptera musculus, the blue whale, is the largest animal ever known on the planet, larger than the dinosaurs and monsters in the movies aside. Even at birth it is one of the largest animals in the world! The planet is covered with amazing and fascinating creatures, but the blue whale is among the most superlative. Consider the following.

  1. 1 How big is a blue whale?

    They are gigantic. Generally with a length of 80 to 100 feet (24 to 30 meters), the longest ever recorded was 108 feet long.

  2. 2 How much does a blue whale weigh?

    These gentle giants weigh up to 200 tons, or about 441,000 pounds.

  3. 3 Have big hearts

    The heart of the blue whale is huge! It measures approximately 5 feet long, 4 feet wide and 5 feet high and weighs about 400 pounds; Its rhythm can be detected from two miles away.

  4. 4 tongue

    The tongue of a blue whale alone weighs as much as an elephant.


  5. 5 How big are blue whale babies?

    Blue whale calves are the largest babies on Earth, and at birth they are already among the largest adult animals. They appear around 4,000 kg with a length of about 8 meters. They earn 90 Kg per day! It is likely that its growth rate is one of the fastest in the animal world, with an increase of several billion tissues in the 18 months from conception to weaning.

  6. 6 They are loud ... and make free long distance calls

    Blue whales, in fact, are the noisiest animals on the planet. A jet engine is recorded at 140 decibels, the call of a blue whale reaches 188. Its language of pulses, groans and groans can be heard by others up to 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) away.

  1. 7 What do blue whales eat?

    Blue whales feast on krill; Their stomachs can contain 1,000 kg of small crustaceans at a time. They require almost 4,000 Kg of the little ones a day; and about 40 million krill daily during the summer feeding season.

  2. 8 Are blue whales fast?

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    They travel a lot, spend the summers feeding in polar regions and make the long trip to the equator when winter comes. Although they have a cruising speed of 8 km / h, they can accelerate up to 32 km / h when necessary.

  3. 9 How long do they live.?

    Although they are not as old as the oldest trees on Earth, blue whales are among the oldest animals on the planet. Like counting tree rings, scientists count layers of wax on their ears and can determine the age of the stadium. It is estimated that the oldest they discovered in this way were around 100 years old, although the average life is believed to be around 80 to 90 years.

  4. 10 They were once numerous

    Before the whalers discovered the oil treasure that a blue whale could provide, the numbers were generous. But with the advent of whaling fleets of the twentieth century, almost all of them were killed before receiving world protection in 1967. According to WWF, from 1904 to 1967, more than 350,000 were killed in the southern hemisphere. In 1931, during the height of whale hunting, 29,000 blue whales were killed in a single season.

  5. 11 How do whales Breathe?

    To breathe, whales have a hole at the top of their heads. When they reach the surface, take the air through this nostril.

  6. 12 Their future is unclear

    While commercial whaling is no longer a threat, recovery has been slow and new threats affect blue whales, such as ship attacks and the impact of climate change. There is a population of about 2,000 blue whales on the California coast, but in total there are only 10,000 to 25,000 individuals left. The Red List of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) qualifies them as "Endangered." Hopefully, over time, the most giant gentile giants on the planet will roam the seas again.

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  1. 1 How big is a blue whale?

    They are gigantic. Generally with a length of 80 to 100 feet (24 to 30 meters), the longest ever recorded was 108 feet long.

  2. 2 How much does a blue whale weigh?

    These gentle giants weigh up to 200 tons, or about 441,000 pounds.

  3. 3 Have big hearts

    The heart of the blue whale is huge! It measures approximately 5 feet long, 4 feet wide and 5 feet high and weighs about 400 pounds; Its rhythm can be detected from two miles away.

  4. 4 tongue

    The tongue of a blue whale alone weighs as much as an elephant.


  5. 5 How big are blue whale babies?

    Blue whale calves are the largest babies on Earth, and at birth they are already among the largest adult animals. They appear around 4,000 kg with a length of about 8 meters. They earn 90 Kg per day! It is likely that its growth rate is one of the fastest in the animal world, with an increase of several billion tissues in the 18 months from conception to weaning.

  6. 6 They are loud ... and make free long distance calls

    Blue whales, in fact, are the noisiest animals on the planet. A jet engine is recorded at 140 decibels, the call of a blue whale reaches 188. Its language of pulses, groans and groans can be heard by others up to 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) away.


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