The Blue Whale

By: Dana Lin

ABOUT THE BLUE WHALE

  • The Blue Whale belongs to the family of Balaenopteridae
  • The lifespan of the blue whale in the wild could go up to 80 to 90 years
  • A group of Blue Whale are called pod
  • Its size can be up to 82 to 105 feet and up to 200 tons


HABITAT

  • found in the open ocean from the icy waters of the southern hemisphere
  • spend summer in polar water since food production are higher there
  • in winter they move somewhere warmer to breed and take care of they youngs

The blue whale

DIet

  • The blue whale eats krill
  • During the summer the whale could eat up to 3,600 kg/day, that about 40 million eaten each day
  • During feeding, large volumes of water and food are taken into the mouth

endangered

  • Facing a high risk of extinction in the Wild
  • threatened by environmental change including habitat loss and toxic
  • its population is around 10,000-25,000 individuals

just some more facts

  • The Blue Whale is the largest creature ever to have lived on earth
  • Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant. Their hearts, as much as a car
  • Blue whales occasionally swim in small groups but usually alone or in pairs.