Blue whales. The beautiful and majestic mammals that are endangered. They are hunted for meat, skin, and other things. Want to hear a crazy fact about whales? A blue whale’s tongue can weigh up to 6,720 pounds. They use that heavy tongue to eat rather light krill. When they migrate they can be spotted off the coasts of California and Mexico. They can also be spotted in the polar regions in the summer.
Even though they swim in water they breathe air.The hole on top of their backs, known as the spout, can spray water. Their spray can reach nearly 30 feet into the air. They also do not lay eggs like real fish, they give birth to the animal itself right away. They are therefore mammals, like us.
Did you know that the blue whale is the biggest animal on Earth? They are also pretty loud and their call can reach up to 140 decibels. If you want to know how you can help them, here is your answer. You can go to www.savethewhales.org. Now let me talk a bit about www.savethewhales.org. On their website you can adopt a whale and they have lots of info on whales of all kinds, including the blue whale. You can also follow them on Facebook.
Until next time, here’s a little music video about the ocean1