The Blue whale is a record-breaking animal species, unfortunately we are slowly losing sight of over-fishing and hunting. This beautiful oceaner is intelligent, elegant and harmless to humans, yet he is threatened with extinction. As an ode to these species we now pass the revue for ten reasons, for a number of reasons why this animal deserves to be protected!
10. Blue whale Format
The Blue whale is the largest mammal, and also the largest living creature, on earth , not only today but of all ages. It is often thought that dinosaurs were colossians who do not do all our current animals, but the Blue whale is actually bigger than the (known) titans of the past. In figures, the Blue whale weighs about 100 tons, which is about the same as about one hundred small cars. The heart of the whale can even as many roads like such a car, and the tongue of a mature Blue whale has the weight of a mature elephant. Here we talk about averages, some of these species grow up to 170 tons. They spread over a length of about 30 meters, the length of almost four London buses.
9. Blue whale Nutrition
photo: Uwe Kils / wikicommons
The Blue whale maintains this giant body with plankton, the smallest fish and floating plants found in our oceans. Of course, a lot of this stuff is needed to feed the Vinvis. 3.5 tons to be exact. They eat by opening their mouths and sliding the water through their balein-shaped teeth, filtering the little animals out of the water. In one feed dive, which goes from 100 meters deep to just below the seabed, they absorb about 1.2 tons of food.
8. Blue whale Mouthwash
The Blue whale can hold about 5 tons of water in one mouth. This water, including plankton, then pushes through his teeth, brushed lattles called bales, outwards. All the plankton stays behind the brittle balees, the water is filtered and back into the ocean. Then the whale simply cleans his teeth.
7. Blue whale are Mammals without gills
The Blue whale is a mammal and, as such, does not have gills like a fish. He has lungs, and therefore needs air. Therefore, the Blue whale must occasionally come to the water surface to get a nuisance to air.During that respiration he injects the “old” air through the nostrils into the atmosphere. The fountain that causes this can go up to nine meters into the air.
6. Blue whale are Monogam
The Blue whale is largely monogamous. Sometimes they swim in small groups, but usually they are either alone or in pairs. Biologists also believe that this Vinvis is able to engage in intimate connections. So they stay together for a long time (years), unless one of a couple goes to the bottom of something.
5. Blue whale are Elegant and graceful
These are beasts, you would think, with so much mass to move. However, this is not the case, the Blue whale can achieve speeds of up to 30 kilometers per hour, about as fast as one of the top predators on land, the Brown Beer. Its normal speed is more towards the 8 kilometers per hour, however, and that’s almost twice as fast as the average person wants to walk!
4. Blue whale are Noise makers
We hardly hear the Blue whale . Now it is first of all the fact that the species is almost extinct. But even though this animal was common and if you regularly found yourself near such a colo, you would still have trouble hearing the cacophony that makes the animal. They use very low frequencies of sound, too low for our ears to observe, to communicate with each other. These low sounds carry a long time in water, up to 1.6 km away, Blue whalees can “chat” with each other. The suspicion is that, in addition to communication, the Blue whale also uses these sounds partly for echo location – navigation through sound.
3. Blue whale Reproduction
Photo: Richard Gould / Flickr
This happy event happens only once in three years, and wearing a baby Blue whale lasts a year. In addition, Blue whale ladies usually only have one calf (and they are already full of hands). No wonder that the population is so sensitive to the threat of whaling! Now that we are talking about reproduction, the Blue whale is, it will not surprise, also the holder of the largest penis of all animals. The average length is between 2.4 and 3 meters, and can weigh 400 kilograms! The bullets may also be, these roads average 70 kilograms per piece. And then one last fact about sex in blue whales, every ejaculation contains about 20 liters of sperm!
2. Blue whale Calf
photo: Andreas Tille / wikicommons
The youngsters called calves exactly as in cows, weighing about 2.5 tons at birth, are soon seven to eight meters long. They can barely swim and must therefore be pushed by mother to the water surface.Next, these calves drink 600 gallons of whale milk with their mother, and note that whale milk is the most fatty mother’s milk available in mammals! This is also necessary, because the calf must steadily reach 90 kilograms every day of its first year.
1. Blue whale Endangered with extinction
photo: Wolfgang Sauber / wikicommons
The Blue whale was almost extinctaround the turn of the century because of intensive hunting methods by whalers. This was because whale oil was popular, and so it was sold for a lot of money. In 1966 an international whaling committee came up and designed the much needed protection.However, perhaps due to its slow propagation, but presumably mainly due to the continuation of (illegal) whaling and its profits on the black market, the species has hardly ever been able to fight back to its original population numbers. According to the World Conservation Union (UICN), around 10,000 to 25,000 blue whales are found in our oceans.
Ten facts about the Blue whale that are all reason to not let this animal die out. Neither should we have left other species to disappear, I would like to add for the sake of trivial luxury products we want to gain from them (ivory, whale oil, so on).
TOP 10 AMAZING BLUE WHALE FACTS THE BIGGEST ANIMAL ON EARTH