They are the grandest creatures that ever lived on planet. Blue whales are bigger than the biggest dinosaurs and their tongues alone weighs the size of a mature elephant.
A Blue Whale is the biggest creature that ever lived on earth-it is big in every way, so big in fact that a look at it from youR comfort zone will leave you asking questions. Why did nature design a blue whale this big? Yet inspite of its sheer size, the blue whale is serene and completely harmless to humans except the tons of Krills that it eats everyday to stay alive.
They are warm blooded mammals that breathe oxygen just like humans. They are by nature very social animals with complex means of communication and intelligence. They are not ferocious monsters ready to lurk at you to make a meal out of you, they will most likely come over to you and want to fraternize with you. Below are facts that could help you appreciate just how a blue whale is big in every way;
Mature Blue Whale Weighs 171 tons
A Blue Whale is big in every sense of the word big.The Biggest Blue Whale recorded in the Guinness books was a female weighing 171,000 kg, (171 tones) and measuring over 27m long. The Longest Blue whale measured in record was found to be over 33m. If you laid a blue whale this size on the ground it would take up the length of nine family-sized cars!
Feeds on 3.6 Tons of sea food a day
A Blue whale’s diet consists mainly of krill, a tiny shrimp that lives in tremendously large schools in almost every ocean of the world. To understand just how big a blue whale is, its tongue alone weighs as much as a mature elephant. A mature Blue whale eats up-to 3.6 tons of fresh sea-food daily to remain well fed.
Makes the loudest noise in the Universe
They make the loudest sound in the universe and the noise they make can go up-to a whopping 188 decibels which can be heard 848 km from source. Just to appreciate how loud 188 decibels is, a commercial jet taking off makes sound of 120 decibels-this makes Blue whales the undisputed loudest creatures on planet earth.
Releases 400 gallons of seminal fluids in a single mating
On matters of reproduction, a male blue whale, every time it copulates with a female releases up-to 400 gallons seminal fluids, of which, only 40 gallons actually gets into the female to cause fertilization. Now 400 gallons of seminal fluids should tell you just how big a Blue Whale is in every way.
Baby Blue whales calves weigh 3 tons
Blue whale calves enter the world already ranking among the planet’s largest creatures. After about a year inside its mother’s womb, a baby blue whale emerges weighing up to 3 tons and stretching to 25 feet (8 meters). It gorges on nothing but mother’s milk and gains about 200 pounds (91 kilograms) every day for its first year.