Blue Whale Coloring
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The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) At 30 meter (98 feet) in length and 180
metric tons or more in weight, it is the largest animal ever known to have existed.
The Blue Whales was hunted almost to extinction by whalers until protected by the
international community in 1966.
There is 5,000 to 12,000 blue whales worldwide.
A blue whale's tongue weighs around 2.7 metric tons.
Blue whales feed almost exclusively on krill.
Mating starts in late autumn and continues to the end of winter.
The level of sounds made by blue whales are between 155 and 188 decibels.
Blue whales are difficult to weigh because of their size.
Despite their size, they are remarkably skilled divers.
Due to their enormous size, power and speed, adult blue whales have virtually no
Blue whales are threatened by noise and other environmental pollution throughout much
of their range.