Blue whales

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  • 1. Blue Whales ( Balaenoptera musculus) By: Alan Hernandez

2. Statistics

  • Lengths of blue whales range from 85ft. to 100ft.
  • Blue whales can reach speeds from 10 to 15 Knots.
  • Blue whales can dive to depths of 1,650 ft.
  • They have a lifespan of 80 years.
  • Blue whales can hold up to 5 tons of water and plankton in their mouth.
  • Blue whales are an endangered species because they were hunted for the oils they contained and for their size.
  • They communicate with a low frequency moans.
  • The biggest mammal in the WORLD!

3. Habitat

  • Blue whales live in Arctic and Antarctic waters.
  • In winter they migrate to the warmer waters of the tropic.
  • Blue whales originally descended from an early land animal.

4. Habitat Map 5. Food Source

  • Plankton and Krill

6. Blue Whale 7. Predators 8. Bibliography

  • "Blue Whales."Blue Whale-Blue Whale (home) . Blue Whale Info, 2008. Web. 11 May 2011. .
  • "Blue Whales Put On Show Off Southern California Coast, Citys News Post. Web. 11 May 2011. .
  • "Blue Whales."Wildlife Fact File.Pittsburgh, PA: IMP, 1997. Print.
  • Reeves, Randal R. "Blue Whale."Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia . Wikipedia, 7 May 2011. Web. 11 May 2011. .
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