BLUE WHALE

TORRI NICKOLE JONES

ABOUT BLUE WHALE

SCIENTIFIC NAME - BALANEOPTERA MUSCLUS

COLOR- BLUE -GRAY

SIZE RANGE- 82 TO 105 FT

WEIGHT RANGE- UP TO 200 TONS (181437KG)

OUT STANDING CHARCTERISTICS -HEAD IS VERY BIG , THEY HAVE NO EXTERNAL NECK

ANIMAL GROUP -POD

DESCRIBE THE ANIMAL HABITAT AND THE BIOME IN WHICH THEY LIVE

THEY PERFER TO LIVE IN OPEN OCEAN WATER BUT CAN BE FOUND SOMETHIMES OFFSHORE OF COASTAL STATES

THEY LIVE IN NORTH ATLANTIC AND NORTH PACIFIC

THEY ALSO LIVES IN THE MARINE BIOME

INTERSTING FACTS

  • LARGEST ANIMAL TO EVER LIVED ON EARTH
  • THEIR TONGUE CAN WEIGHT AS MUCH AS A CAR
  • LONGEST LIVED ANIMAL
  • IN A MOTHER WOMB WEIGHT UP TO 3 TONS
  • AVERAGE LIFE SPAN IS 80-90 YEARS

WHY IS THE ANIMAL ENDANGERED ? DOES IT HAVE NATURAL ENMIES

AGGRESSIVE HUNTING IN THE 1900'S BY WHALERS , SEEKING WHALE OIL DROVE THEM TO EXTINCTION .

SHARKS,KILLER WHALES & LARGE SHIP

HOW MANY ANIMALS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE ALIVE IN THE WORLD

THERE ARE 10,000 TO 25,000

ROLE THIS ANIMAL PLAY IN THE ECOSYSTEM AND ITS IMPORTANCE IN THE GLOBAL ENVIROMENT , WHY SHOULD THEY BE SAVED?

IT STABLIZNG THE AQUATIC ECOSYSTEM &, KILLS OVER 400 MILLION KRILL PER DAY

WHAT CONSERVATIVE EFFORT ARE BEING TAKEN BY SOCIETY TO SAVE BLUE WHALES

IT PROTECTED BY A MORATORIUM ON WHAILING

STEP TO SAVE BLUE WHALES & FOUNDATION TO DONATE

FOUNDATION - GREEN PEACE SEA SHEPHERD &THE WBCS


  1. DON'T LEAD BOAT CLOSE TO WHALES
  2. MONITOR THE WATER QUALITY
  3. WRITE LETTERS
  4. CUT UP PASTE 6 RINGS BEFORE RECYCLING
  5. PICK UP TRASH WHILE WALKING
  6. EDUCATE CHILDREN
  7. CLEAN UP RIVERS
  8. MAINTAIN CAR LEAKS
  9. NEVER DISCARD USING FISHING LINE
  10. NEVER DUMP ANYTHING IN THE STREET
  11. RECYCLE REUSE REDUCE
  12. BUY PRODUCTS THAT ARE ENVIRONMENT ENTALLY FRIENDLY AND SUPPORT ORGANIC

RESOURCES

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/blue/whales/

blue whales - national wildlife federation