Balaenoptera Musculus by yurtgc548


									Balaenoptera Musculus

     By Tristan Sirls
• The blue whale is the largest animal to ever to
  live! Blue whales are part of family called
  rorquals. Most blue whales tend to call to
  other blue whales with low pitch sounds that
  can travel from South America to Africa. They
  have been recorded as songs on cd`s. The blue
  whale is a very interesting animal.
          Physical Description
• The colors of a Blue Whale are pretty. They are
  slate or grayish blue with lighter spots dabbed
  on their back and shoulders. The average
  height of a blue whale is eighty five to one
  hundred feet. It has hair skin and blubber. The
  blubber helps the Whale not freeze. The Blue
  whale has a very unusual physical description.
• The ocean is a great habitat for the blue
  whale. It is full of life and has tons of food for
  the whale. The ocean is a very cold place
  though. The Blue whale has no shelter and
  that is why it never sleeps. All blue whales live
  in the Antarctic Ocean because it has the most
  food for them. The Blue Whales habitat is very
  similar to the seals habitat.
• The Blue Whale eats a lot. It eats two tons of
  krill a day! The Blue Whale has installed filters
  in its mouth. They are called baleen plates and
  they have more than three hundred. The
  baleens filter the water and the krill come
  with it. Then the krill gets stuck on the plates.
  The Blue Whale licks the krill off the baleen
  plates. The Blue Whales mouth is about as
  complicated as my whole body!
                  Life Cycle
• Blue whales are mammals so they have live
  babies. The babies are usually born in low
  latitude waters. First two Blue Whales mate.
  Then they have a baby blue whale and keep it
  for a few, protecting it and feeding it and then
  they let it go free and as it swims and eats it
  gets bigger and bigger until is a adults. This
  process takes eight to ten years. Then the
  parents die of old age. This whale has a long
• Blue Whales are very interesting animals. I’m
  still amazed that you can swim in a Blue
  Whales vein. I have really enjoyed researching
  this animal. So when you see a huge whale
  going really fast, it might just be a blue whale.
Pictures of the Blue Whale.

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