Table Of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: What are whales? Chapter 3: The sperm whale Chapter 4: The blue whale Chapter 5: The gray whale Chapter 6: Humpback whale Chapter 7: Beluga whale Chapter 8: Right whale Chapter 9: Orca Chapter 10: Poem
IntroductionIn this presentation you are going to learn more about different kinds of whales that live in the ocean. And I hope you enjoy the presentation
What are whales? Whales are sea animals just like fishes and other sea animals. But whales are much bigger than other sea animals. Whales are mammals called cetaceans. Here is a picture of a diver having a close up of a right whale.
The sperm whale The sperm is a whale that has an enormous boxlike head. Sperm whales easily dive over a mile beneath the surface of the sea to catch the giant fast-moving squids they prey on. The squids may hide or flee but the whale just whale just sucks them in.
Blue whale The blue is the biggest mammal on earth. It is as long as three buses and as heavy as 25 elephants. Everything about the blue whale is huge. The heart is the size of an automobile. A person could walk through the biggest arteries. Fifty people could stand the tongue. And it eats four tons of food every day. Here is a short video of a blue whale feeding on krill. Blue whales also eat tiny creatures and plants called plankton.
The gray whale Despite the name this whale is more black than gray. Every year it migrates 6,000 miles from the Arctic to California and Mexico. It is 40 to 50 feet long.
Humpback whale This whale’s back is not humped. This whale only lives in the Arctic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.
Beluga whale Sometimes the beluga whale is called the white whale because the whales are almost pure white.
Right whale Because so many right whales are hunted there are very few left. A right whale is 50 feet- or about half as long as a the blue whale.
Orca Shiny black with a white belly, the orca (also called the killer whale) lives in all the world’s oceans. It measures from 20 to 30 feet in length.
Poem Whales, Whales, Whales, Orcas busy catching preys, Humpbacks busy nursing their young Blues busy eating food Sperms busy chasing squids