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Blue whales

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Blue whales

  1. 1. Blue Whales ( Balaenoptera musculus) By: Alan Hernandez
  2. 2. Statistics <ul><li>Lengths of blue whales range from 85ft. to 100ft. </li></ul><ul><li>Blue whales can reach speeds from 10 to 15 Knots. </li></ul><ul><li>Blue whales can dive to depths of 1,650 ft. </li></ul><ul><li>They have a lifespan of 80 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Blue whales can hold up to 5 tons of water and plankton in their mouth. </li></ul><ul><li>Blue whales are an endangered species because they were hunted for the oils they contained and for their size. </li></ul><ul><li>They communicate with a low frequency moans. </li></ul><ul><li>The biggest mammal in the WORLD! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Habitat <ul><li>Blue whales live in Arctic and Antarctic waters. </li></ul><ul><li>In winter they migrate to the warmer waters of the tropic. </li></ul><ul><li>Blue whales originally descended from an early land animal. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Habitat Map
  5. 5. Food Source <ul><li>Plankton and Krill </li></ul>
  6. 6. Blue Whale
  7. 7. Predators
  8. 8. Bibliography <ul><li>&quot;Blue Whales.&quot; Blue Whale-Blue Whale (home) . Blue Whale Info, 2008. Web. 11 May 2011. <http://www.blue-whale.info/>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Blue Whales Put On Show Off Southern California Coast, Citys News Post. Web. 11 May 2011. <http://citynewspost.com/blue-whales-put-on-show-off-southern-california-coast/851532/>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Blue Whales.&quot; Wildlife Fact File. Pittsburgh, PA: IMP, 1997. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Reeves, Randal R. &quot;Blue Whale.&quot; Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia . Wikipedia, 7 May 2011. Web. 11 May 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_whale>. </li></ul>

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