Gallery description : blue whale

The life span is 30 - 45 years. The average weight is 100tonnes - 160tonnes (220,000lbs - 352,000lbs). Blue Whale (balsenoptera musculus) is usually 25m - 30m (82.5ft - 100ft). The top speed it can reach is 20kph (13mph). Blue Whale inhabits polar and subtropical waters. It has a smooth skin type. The diet is carnivore.

Facts about blue whales
NameBlue Whale
GenusBalaenoptera
Average Litter Size1
OrderCetacea
Top Speed20kph (13mph)
PredatorsHumans, killer whale pods
Skin TypeSmooth
Common NameBlue whale
KingdomAnimalia
ClassMammalia
ColourGrey, blue, white, black
LifestyleDiurnal
Scientific NameBalsenoptera musculus
GroupMammal
PhylumChordata
Life Span30 - 45 years
FamilyBalaenopteridae
DietCarnivore
HabitatPolar and subtropical waters
Size (L)25m - 30m (82.5ft - 100ft)
Conservation StatusEndangered
Weight100tonnes - 160tonnes (220,000lbs - 352,000lbs)
PreyKrill, crustaceans, small fish
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