Blue Whale Facts – 101 Astounding Facts About Blue Whales

Blue Whale Fun Facts

The baleen plates hanging on the upper jaw of the blue whale is made up of keratin.

Blue Whales fart bubbles are large enough to enclose a horse in it.

The first description of the blue whales comes from Robert Sibbald’s book, Phalainologia Nova (1694).

The scientific name Balaenoptera musculus, means two things. Balaenoptera means “winged whale” and musculus means “muscular” in Latin.

In 1966 the International union for conservation of Nature (ICUN), red listed the Blue Whales from hunting and the International Whaling Commission gave them protection.

During the course of 100 years from 1868 to 1968, the populations of Blue Whales have fallen from 200,000 to 20,000.

The female Blue Whale breeds once every 2 to 3 years.

The Aorta of the Blue Whale measures over 9 inches.

During the nursing period the female Blue Whale remains starves and gets its energy from the stored food in the Blubber.

The largest Blue Whale ever measured is 109 ft.