The Blue Whale Scientifically Known As Balaenoptera  musculus Ironically it means little mouse in Latin
Unique Characteristics & Habitat <ul><li>Largest and loudest animal on earth </li></ul><ul><li>Blue grey in color </li></u...
Blue Whale Food Web
Reproductive & Trophic Position <ul><li>Reproductive cycle takes place during winter </li></ul><ul><li>Reproductive takes ...
Whale Size in Perspective
Status of Blue Whale <ul><li>Endangered according to international whaling commission </li></ul><ul><li>IWC banned hunting...
Animal Protection Act <ul><li>The International Whaling Comisssion </li></ul><ul><li>Endangered SpeciesConservation Act of...
Protecting the Blue Whale <ul><li>Commercial whaling of the blue whale has been banned since 1967 </li></ul><ul><li>We sho...
 
Work Cited <ul><li>&quot; Blue Whales.&quot;  studyworld.com . studyworld.com, 2009. Web. 11 Mar 2010.  <http://www.studyw...
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  1. 1. The Blue Whale Scientifically Known As Balaenoptera musculus Ironically it means little mouse in Latin
  2. 2. Unique Characteristics & Habitat <ul><li>Largest and loudest animal on earth </li></ul><ul><li>Blue grey in color </li></ul><ul><li>Lifespan from 35 to 80 years </li></ul><ul><li>Can be found in all oceans with different ranges of temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Ecosystem is the ocean </li></ul>
  3. 3. Blue Whale Food Web
  4. 4. Reproductive & Trophic Position <ul><li>Reproductive cycle takes place during winter </li></ul><ul><li>Reproductive takes place in warm water </li></ul><ul><li>Time period for reproduction from 11 to 12 months </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd trophic level (i.e. primary consumer) </li></ul><ul><li>It eats small organisms like plankton, krill, and small fishes </li></ul><ul><li>If whales were to go extinct plankton and krill would reproduce beyond necessary </li></ul>
  5. 5. Whale Size in Perspective
  6. 6. Status of Blue Whale <ul><li>Endangered according to international whaling commission </li></ul><ul><li>IWC banned hunting internationally </li></ul><ul><li>Endangered according to federal government in 1970 under section 7 of the endangered species conservation act of 1969 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Animal Protection Act <ul><li>The International Whaling Comisssion </li></ul><ul><li>Endangered SpeciesConservation Act of 1969 </li></ul><ul><li>Being hunted excessively </li></ul><ul><li>Began to be hunted for their oil and baleen </li></ul><ul><li>Now there are only several thousand left </li></ul>
  8. 8. Protecting the Blue Whale <ul><li>Commercial whaling of the blue whale has been banned since 1967 </li></ul><ul><li>We should lessen our dump of toxic waste </li></ul><ul><li>Those who perform illegal wailing should be fiercely prosecuted </li></ul><ul><li>Example: PCBs are one of many man-made chemicals used in the production of plastics and styrofoams- common components of beach trash. Mass die offs of cetaceans thought to be related to PCBs and other environmental factors have been increasing in the last decade. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Work Cited <ul><li>&quot; Blue Whales.&quot; studyworld.com . studyworld.com, 2009. Web. 11 Mar 2010. <http://www.studyworld.com/basementpapers/sec_papers/Blue_Whales.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) .&quot; National Parks Conservation Association . National Parks Conservation Association , n.d. Web. 11 Mar 2010. <http://www.npca.org/marine_and_coastal/marine_wildlife/bluewhale.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>Karen, Worthington. &quot;The Blue Whale (Balaenopters musculus).&quot; North West Wild Life . North West Wild Life, n.d. Web. 11 Mar 2010. <http://www.northwestwildlife.com/articles/the_blue_whale.pdf>. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>

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