10th February 2014

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Blue Whale, (Balaenoptera musculus)


The blue whale is not only the largest animal alive currently, but is likely the largest animal ever to have lived.Depending on the location, blue whales can grow to be 33 meters (108 feet) and weigh as much as 181 metric tons (200 imperial tons).They can live to be 90 years old and ingest about 3.6 metric tons (4 imperial tons) of krill each day. Blue whale are considered endangered by the IUCN.Photo via: Harry Wilson


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Blue Whale, (Balaenoptera musculus)

The blue whale is not only the largest animal alive currently, but is likely the largest animal ever to have lived.

Depending on the location, blue whales can grow to be 33 meters (108 feet) and weigh as much as 181 metric tons (200 imperial tons).They can live to be 90 years old and ingest about 3.6 metric tons (4 imperial tons) of krill each day. Blue whale are considered endangered by the IUCN.

Photo via: Harry Wilson

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