Blue Whale Facts – 101 Astounding Facts About Blue Whales
Blue whale interesting facts
Blue Whales are called as Baleen whales because they have Bristles instead of teeth.
In the first year the young blue whale calf consumes 50 gallons of milk from its mother.
Blue whales are solitary mammals, so they mostly live and travel all alone or occasionally in small groups.
A Blue Whale dives up to depths of 1,640 feet (500 meters) and the dive generally lasts around 10 to 20 minutes.
A Blue Whale has only one dorsal fin in triangular shape, and measures only one foot in height.
During the migration period, Blue whales travel at an average speed of 3 to 6 miles per hour to minimize their energy loss but when they sense danger they speed over 30 miles per hour for a short period of time.
Blue whale flippers measures around 12% of the entire length of a blue whale.
Blue whales are Apex predators that means that take the top position in food chain and don’t have any other predators.
During the whaling era, Blue Whales were killed for their blubber that is used as oil in lighting, soap making and machine lubrication.
Blue whales can communicate to each other from a distance of 1,000 miles (1,600 km).