The Blue Whale

Balaenoptera musculus


The Blue Whale has been endangered since the early 1900s
  • The Blue Whale is hunted
  • Blubber

The Blue Whale is a peaceful creature

  • defenseless

The blue Whale is key to regulate krill

  • Whale poop power!

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Past and Current Protection

1966 New Protection
  • Decrease vessels and debris
World Wildlife Foundation and International Whale Commission

  • Eliminate sources of debris and harm
  • Tracking by using satellites
At one point around 30,000 were killed

  • Currently 8,000-9,000 in wild
  • Not too many in captivity



  • Whales have seen the most damage from habitat degradation


  • Regulate the population in oceans


Pollution of garbage and debris in water


Climate change has made whales move differently for their migration patters


Humans exploited the whales in the early 1900s

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Tracking Whales

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Habitat and Origin

Lives in all seven Oceans

  • Currently lives in Chile, California and Coral Triangle
Lives in marine habitat

  • Almost always migrating, no definitive habitat
  • Swim around alone and in pairs
  • Have no true home

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Wild Kingdom Fast Facts - Blue Whale