Today I decided to do a study on the "Blue Whale". I wanted to find out more about them. So here is the information...
The Beginning of a Blue Whale's Life...
The Male and female come together from late autumn to the end of winter. The females usually give birth once every two to three years at the start of the winter. After a development period of ten to twelve months, the calves weigh almost two and a half tons, and are around 23 ft in length. The Blue Whale calves drink from 100–150 US gallons of milk a day. The weaning will take place for about six months, and by that time the calf has doubled in length. Maturity is usually reached at about 8 to 10 years, and by that time the males are at least 66 ft long. Females have grown larger still, maturing at around the age of five, and reaching a length of 69 feet.
The scientists have estimated that Blue Whales can live for at least 80 years. The longest whales ever on record were two females measuring 110 ft 3 inches and 109 ft 3 in respectively. Another thing is that a Blue Whale's tongue weighs around 3 tons, and when completely expanded their mouth is big enough to hold up to 90 tons of water and food mixed. Regardless of the size of its mouth, the size of its throat is so small that a Blue Whale cannot swallow an object wider than a beach ball. The Blue Whale's heart weighs 1,320 lb and with that, it makes it the largest heart known in any animal.
A few last neat facts are...
1. The Blue Whales mostly eat krill, though they also will eat a little bit of cope pods.
2. Blue whales eat at least 8,000 pounds of krill one day!
3. When they are surfacing up to take a breath, the Blue Whale raises its shoulder and blow hole out of the water, and then they will take a breath. When they actually breathe the whale diffuses an amazing amount of air and moisture which goes up to 40 ft in the air. When it goes up to 30 ft in the air you can see it from a far distance on a calm day.
4. Blue whales have two blow holes, which are shielded by a big splash guard.
This is another amazing animal Yahweh made. I hope you all have learned from and enjoyed this study.
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Genesis 1:22 And Elohim blessed them, saying, be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
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