How Whales Remain The Most Magnificent Creatures

July 1st, 2013 by admin

The blue whale, measuring up to 100 feet long and weighing up to 170 tons, was traditionally regarded as the largest animal to have ever lived. However, its status as world-record holder was briefly threatened when paleontologists discovered fossilized remains of the sauropod dinosaur Argentinosaurus in 1993. While early estimates indicated that Argentinosaurus was longer and heavier than the blue whale, further research has led the scientific community to generally accept that the blue whale still holds its title as the largest animal to have ever lived.

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The Wondrous Whale And How It Survives

May 13th, 2013 by admin

The Wonderous Whale and How It Survives

These impressive warm blooded mammals of the deep have inhabited the earth’s mighty oceans for millions of years. Known as the world’s largest animal, can you believe that the Blue whale has a heart that weighs around 1,000 pounds? Twice as large as the largest known dinosaur, this 94 ft. long gentle giant feeds on one of the smallest creatures – krill (shrimp-like crustaceans). Blue whales weigh up to 200 tons and can be found in all the world’s oceans, from the icy polar seas to the warm Read the rest of this entry »

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All You Need To Know About Whales

March 24th, 2013 by admin

Since whales are warm-blooded, they are a type of mammal. To survive, whales draw in air through a blowhole at the top their head. The blowhole allows them to remain underwater while breathing. They also use the blowhole to release excess water. When whales release excess water, they form a spout. Scientists can use the spout to figure out what species of whale they are.

A layer of fat called blubber protects whales. Like other mammals, whales have a heart, spinal column and ears. Their main diet consists of plankton; however, they also feed Read the rest of this entry »

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Why We Should Protect Whales Of Every Variety

June 20th, 2012 by admin

There are more than 80 species of Whales in the world and they have been in danger of being slaughtered for many years. This is a travesty for more than the obvious reasons so we need to protect the whale population, it’s our responsibility. Whales are very intelligent creatures. Research has shown they are very intuitive as to whether or not a different species from their own is considered off limits to mate. Their families bond together as human families do and this includes the great-grandchildren on up to the grandfathers.Additional information can be found at Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Saving Whales Is Still A Hot Topic

October 6th, 2011 by admin

Saving the whales is still a hot topic because they are very special creatures. These beautiful marine animals are unique in size. Whales are actually the largest animals to exist on the planet. In addition, their brains are very big and complex. In fact, their brains have been rated higher than the brains of primates such as chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans and just below a human’s brain. Whales are also highest on the food chain and have been living on earth for over 25 million years. This makes them special to the field of biology. These marine animals are Read the rest of this entry »

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Whale Watching And What To Look Out For

October 2nd, 2011 by admin

Whale watching can be a fun and educational experience. There are a few things you want to consider before embarking on a Whale Watching Adventure.

Safety

Make sure the tour that you decide to take has an acceptable rating when it comes to Safety. The boats should pass frequent local and federal inspections with ample life preserves and experienced staff.

Locating Feeding Spots

The key to seeing whales is finding their feeding spots. Whales will follow the live food and their location changes frequently. Make Read the rest of this entry »

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A Whale Of A Tale: All About Whales

September 28th, 2011 by admin

Whales are beautiful, intelligent mammals that live in the ocean and breath air through their blowholes which act as lungs. Whales are the only mammals that live their entire lives in the ocean besides manatees.

Whales even have a small amount of hair although it is a lot less than other mammals and by the time they are adults, the have almost no hair left. They are warm blooded mammals with a four chambered heart. They have mammary glands in which they use to feed their offspring.

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So Your Kids are Intersted in Whales?

September 18th, 2011 by admin

If your kids are showing interest in whales you’ve got to help encourage them. Some of the best marine biologists showed fascination with sea life early on and we all know the wales can use as much help as they can get when it comes to protection and conservation!
Get Some Books – There are tons of books out there at every reading level designed to teach your kids about whales and other marine mammals. While you’re at it show your kids the wide world Read the rest of this entry »

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Getting To Know Whales On The Deep Sea Level

June 21st, 2011 by admin

Humans have been fascinated by whales for years. These graceful giants frolic in our oceans, and while much has been discovered, these huge mammals still hold some mystery. There are 86 recorded species of cetaceans (whales,porpoises, and dolphins) and while they all share some characteristics, each species has its own unique habits and way of living.

Some species of whale are huge- two of the largest animals in the world are whales, the blue whale (measuring up to 100 feet in length), and the fin whale (measuring up to 88 feet in length). But whales can come in all sizes; Read the rest of this entry »

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Learn About Whales And Their Habitats

June 19th, 2011 by admin

Whales are beautiful creatures that have existed for thousands, perhaps millions of years. The songs of whales, particularly the Humpback Whale, have been recorded by humans. Humpback whales are ones we most often see when they migrate towards the islands and their haunting lyrical songs have been used by humans for study, music, and stress relief. The whales sing to communicate and to attract mates. Whales are the largest animals today on our planet and though they live in the water, they are considered mammals. They Read the rest of this entry »

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