Can anyone give me some fun facts about the blue, humpback, and sperm whale?
By the way, 10 points best answer!
- RobertLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Blue Whales are not just the largest mammal that has ever been on planet earth, but the largest animal that has every been known to have lived. They can get up to 108ft in length with to females being the longest ever recorded at 109 and 110 and weight over 190 short tons. There were 275,000 of them before whaling now there are between 5,000 and 12,000 believed to be alive. It has a heart as big as a Volkswagen and weighting 1300lbs. It has huge tongue weigh in 99 short tons. They can reach speeds of up to 31mph. at birth they weight over 6,000lbs. They can consume 40 million krill in a day. It's also the whale in moby dick. However you more often see Moby Dick portrayed as a Sperm Whale in copies of the book. It has the largest penis on earth at over 8ft which ejaculates over 200 gallons of sperm at a time. It only fits considering its the largest, it needs a longer tool to go home. All three of these whales are well equipped. God, I'm gonna have nightmares about swimming into that slick on the ocean. I'm telling you theres got to be a phobia named after that.
Humpback Whales are named after their signature humps and they are noted for their elaborate mating rituals and long whale song. Their water dancing displays are unmatched in the whale world such techniques as: breaching, spy-hopping, lob-tailing, tail-slapping, flipper-slapping, peduncle throws, charging and parrying. Some 40 males in a pod can compete for just one female. They can throw 2/3rds of their body out of the water during mating. Newborn calves are one of the largest proportionally to the animals body being as long as the mothers head and weighting over 1.8 tons.
Sperm Whale eyes are unable to swivel in the socket, so they rely predominately on echolocation. It is the largest whale with teeth. They have the largest brain and can dive to the greatest depths. They have epic battles with giant squid diving with them in their mouths to uncharted depths, the squid leave large scars over their body. These epic battles are most used frequently in ancient sealore. They are equipped with a balast that makes this possible and provides for great manuveurability.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_whale http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humpback_whale http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sperm_whales plus the movie "Kingdom of the Blue Whale" among others.
- 5 years ago
Blue whales are among Earth's longest lived animals. Scientists have discovered that by counting the layers of a deceased whale's waxlike earplugs, they can get a close estimate of the animal's age. The oldest blue whale found using this method was determined to be around 110 years old. Average lifespan is estimated at around 80 to 90 years. Between 10,000 and 25,000 blue whales are believed to still swim the world's oceans. Aggressive hunting in the 1900s by whalers seeking whale oil drove them to the brink of extinction. Between 1900 and the mid-1960s, some 360,000 blue whales were slaughtered. They finally came under protection with the 1966 International Whaling Commission, but they've managed only a minor recovery since then.Source(s): https://tr.im/ormaBlueWhaleFacts
- 1 decade ago
Sperm Whale - largest brain of any animal, toothed whale, a head that can be up to one-third of the animal's length, deepest diving mammal of all up, diving up to 3 km, sperm whale's clicking is the loudest sound produced by any animal
Blue Whale- largest animal of all time, its diet consists almost exclusively of small crustaceans known as krill although being the largest animal, eats about 40 million krill a day, which is about 3,600 kg (7,900 lb), All Blue Whale groups make calls at a fundamental frequency of between 10 and 40 Hz, and the lowest frequency sound a human can typically perceive is 20 Hz.
Humpback Whale- Males produce a complex whale song, which lasts for 10 to 20 minutes and is repeated for hours at a time.Humpbacks feed only in summer, in polar waters, and migrate to tropical or sub-tropical waters to breed and give birth in the winter.Due to over-hunting, its population fell by an estimated 90% before a whaling moratorium was introduced in 1966.Source(s): general knowledge
- 4 years ago