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.
• 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!
• 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.