Blue Whale Facts – 101 Astounding Facts About Blue Whales
Blue whale facts for kids
A Baby Blue Whale weighs 3 tons and measures around 25 ft long.
A baby Blue Whale consumes 100 gallons of milk each day and puts on 200 pounds per day i.e. 9 pounds per hour.
A Blue Whale’s heartbeat can be heard from 2 miles away and its heart rate is one beat per every ten seconds.
There are four types of Blue Whale species found in the oceans including the Indian Ocean Blue Whale, Antarctic Blue Whale, Northern Blue Whale and Pygmy Blue Whale.
Apart from humans, the predators of the Blue Whales include great white sharks and orcas (killer whales).
The scientific name of a Blue Whale is Balaenoptera Musculus.
The heart of the Blue Whale weighs around 400 pounds.
Blue whale falls in the suborder of baleen whales also called as Mysticeti.
The scientific name of the blue whales that live in north Atlantic and north pacific are B.M.Musculus.
The scientific name of blue whale that lives in southern ocean is B.M.Intermedia.