mailing list For webmasters
Welcome Guest
The Blue Whale Options
Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 12:00:00 AM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 3/7/2009
Posts: 32,112
Neurons: 95,514
Location: Inside Farlex computers
The Blue Whale

Perhaps the largest animal to have ever lived, the blue whale can grow to be 100 ft (30.5 m) long and weigh as much as 200 tons. It eats as much as 4 tons of krill a day, and its massive mouth can hold up to 100 tons of food and water, but its throat restricts the passage of anything wider than a beach ball. Once abundant, it was nearly hunted to extinction before being placed under the protection of the international community in 1966. What is the blue whale's only natural predator? More...
NickN
Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 9:57:11 AM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 3/16/2009
Posts: 78
Neurons: 275
It's pretty cool that the biggest animal that ever lived is alive today -- let's hope it stays that way. Does anyone know what the second biggest is?
Toadfoot
Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 9:05:39 PM
Rank: Member

Joined: 4/11/2009
Posts: 9
Neurons: 30
Location: canada
Shouldn't that read largest "mammal"?
begich
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 12:24:34 PM
Rank: Newbie

Joined: 4/13/2009
Posts: 9
Neurons: 27
Location: United States
The latest on blue whales is that there was a recent discovery of over
5000 blues among some coastal islands along the South American coast...
as I recall it was the Chilean coast. This area has been their breeding
and calfing grounds since whenever...we just didn't know about it.
Besides, its more fun to wring our hands and moan about extinction and
blame ourselves ...which is probably also why that news item was never followed up on or repeated.
Users browsing this topic
Guest


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.