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Fun Facts About Blue Whales

According to the April 2021 issue of Popular Mechanics, there are about seven hundred blue whales which inhabit the Pacific Ocean. These aquatic creatures are the largest in the ocean, weighing up to forty tons. They live in many tropical and subtropical waters all over the world. However, blue whales are most commonly found in the colder regions of the Pacific Ocean, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. Here are some fun facts about these majestic creatures:

A blue whale is known for their massive size (up to forty tons). It is also known for its very slow movement (one hundred twenty miles per hour). A typical blue whale is about six to eight feet long; they have elongated bodies with a head nearly as long as their backs; they have large tusks for gripping; and their hind legs have evolved into flippers. Blue whales have a single, wide maw. The right half of this animal is completely black; the left half is white.

In the month of June, these animals travel south along the Pacific Ocean. In July, they travel down the west coast of North America. In August they head up the east coast of Australia.

In the month of September, these whales head towards Chile, heading towards the South Atlantic Ocean. The last known blue whale sighting took place in December 1994. At that time, researchers were not sure if the whales were headed for deep water or just looking for a place to go. There have been no recent sightings in the past two years.

In March, 2021, a pair of blue whales was spotted off the Cape Hatteras in North Carolina. On June 6th, a humpback whale was seen off the coast of Oregon. On August 11th, a group of whales was spotted by fishermen near Newport News, Virginia. On the same day, two humpback whales were caught off the shores of Los Angeles.

Now that you know all about the blue whales, you may be wondering what they look like. They have a very distinctive appearance. The largest whale is about 12 meters in length and their color is white. Other smaller whales are gray, but the species with the greatest number of white color can’t be distinguished from the other.

Scientists believe that these whales are among the last of a species that used up their meat and became smaller after becoming smaller. Over the course of several million years, the whales became so small that they couldn’t hunt, prey, or defend themselves. Over the last century and more, researchers have noticed a slight decrease in the populations of these majestic creatures. As blue whale populations dwindle, the risk of harm from human divers and further collisions with ships and reefs increases.

There are many fun facts about blue whales that will make the journey more enjoyable. We are fortunate that they are one of the few species that is endangered and we have taken steps to help them rebuild their population. Once you see one whale, you will never forget it. You will also have the opportunity to learn much more about whales, nature, and the underwater ecosystem in which these animals live.

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