44 Stunning Whale Facts


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1. Grey whales always mate in a threesome: two males to one female.
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2. The blue whale has a heart the size of a small car and its blood vessal is so wide, that a person could swim through it.
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3. Black Whales are born white.
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4. Whales get tan lines.
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5. The Blue Whale's tongue weighs more than an adult elephant.
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6. Some whales commit suicide.
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7. At 188 decibels, the whistle of the blue whale is the loudest sound produced by any animal.
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8. Baby whales grow at an average rate of 10lbs per hour!
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9. Whale oil was used in automobile transmissions as late as 1973.
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10. Whale vomit can be worth $5,000+ per pound.
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11. Most cigarettes contain 'ambergris' (whale vomit) for added flavor.
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12. A small child could swim through the veins of a blue whale.
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13. Baby blue whales drink almost 60 gallons of milk in a day and gain 194 pounds every 24 hours.
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14. A killer whales heart beats 30 times a minute under water, 60 times a minute on the surface.
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15. At 188 decibels, the whistle of the blue whale is the loudest sound produced by any animal
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16. Whale's vomit is worth $5,000+ per pound.
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17. Most elephants actually weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale
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18. Whale’s vaginas can be large enough to walk through.
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19. A killer whale's heart beats 30 times a minute under water, 60 times a minute on the surface.
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20. Gray whales were once known as 'devilfish,' due to the ferocity with which a female gray whale will protect its young.
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21. The Blue Whale's tongue weighs more than an adult elephant!
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22. Whales can suffer from sunburns.

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23. Blue whales can get a tan.
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24. Whales can’t taste anything but salt.
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25. Study suggests that whales were evolved from ancient species of wolves.
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26. In one breath, a blue whale can blow up 2,000 balloons.
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27. Whale milk has the consistency of toothpaste.
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28. Baby whales grow at an average rate of 10lbs per hour.
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29. Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale.
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30. Whales commit suicide.
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31. The blue whale is maintained by its blubber and can go up to half a year without eating.
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32. People have been hunting the Northern right whale for over 1000 years!
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33. Blue Whales weigh as much as 30 elephants and are as long as three greyhound buses.
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34. The water in a blue whale's mouth weighs as much as its entire body.
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35. Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale
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36. A newborn blue whale puts on 14 stone every day.
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37. A blue whale's aorta (the main blood vessel) is large enough for a human to crawl through.
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38. A blue whale's heart is the size of a Volkswagen Beetle!
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39. The mouth of a blue whale is so massive, it can hold its own body weight in water.
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40. One of the only ways to tell the age of a whale is to count the rings in its earwax.
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41. The ingredient used in perfumes to help its smell stay longer on your skin is actually whale's vomit also known as Ambergris.
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42. Grey whales only mate in threesomes.
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43. The roar from the T-Rex in Jurassic Park is a baby elephant mixed with a tiger and an alligator, and its breath is a whale's blow.
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44. The water in the mouth of a blue whale weighs as much as its entire body.

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