The largest adult on record was 29.5m long! That’s almost 2.5 school-buses long!
They are the largest animal that exists today, and possibly the largest animal to ever exist in the history of the world!
The blue whale is not actually blue, but is dark and light grey. Each whale has a unique mottling that allows individuals to be recognized by researchers.
You can find them “along the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence; off eastern Nova Scotia; off the south coast of the island of Newfoundland and in the Davis Strait; and between Baffin Island and Greenland.” Most will go south for the winter.
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