Blue-whale

Blue Whale

Type
- Mammal

About
- The blue whale, as we know, is one of the largest animals known to man. These spectacular marine mammals reach up to 100 feet in length, and weigh more than 200 tonnes! Just the tongue of a blue whale weighs as much as an elephant. To maintain their impressive size, they feed on tiny shrimp-like animals known as krill. Along the course of the year, there are times when an adult whale can consume approximately 4 tonnes of krill a day. Blue whales are known as baleen whales, as they have plates that are fringed and are made of fingernail-like material known as baleen, which is attached to their upper jaws.
  • Diet

    Krill

  • Size

    18-20m/60-65 ft

  • Weight

    140 tonnes

  • Protection

    Endangered

  • Did you know?

    When a blue whale exhales, the spray from its blowhole can reach nearly 30 ft (9m) into the air.