Largest Whale in the World
The whale is an animal that lives in the ocean and looks like fish. Keep in mind that a whale is not a fish but a mammal. One might argue but a whale gives a natural birth hence making it a mammal. The whale also surfaces above the water to gust out water but it’s actually breathing air before diving back down.
Whales are known to be either kind or violent species of animals. That being said this species are generally harmless but since they have the sheer size they can easily swallow a bunch of people in one gulp. They do tend to eat large squids and other marine life but they are harmless against humans. They are known to be big and even the smallest one or a baby whale will be as big as a bus. The whale with the largest size currently on earth is the Blue Whale.
These amazing animals are also known as a Balaenoptera musculus which is under the family of baleen whales. The biggest kind can stretch up to 98 feet or 30 meters. They can also weigh up to 170 tons and it is considered to be the largest animal on the face of the planet whether on land, air or sea. They are generally found in the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Blue whales like no other, live under the ocean and some are speculated to even live as deep in the dark waters. They generally travel alone or in a group. Their diet consists of several marine life animals such as large squids and schools of fishes. Mating season comes every once a year where the female whale is usually bigger gets mated upon by males. Whenever this animal give birth they find a specific area in the water where they stay for a few days before they give natural birth. During the initial stages of a baby blue whale, they tend to stay with their parents or at least with the mother. Like other breeds of whales communicates through ultrasonic sound waves thus them making a sound in the water.
There hasn’t been any captured blue whale in existence even since the earlier years. There have been numerous whales that have washed up in shores but none of them have reached the record of over 90 feet. The number of them has decreased since their hunting days during the early 1920’s. Their habitat have been recorded through various nature shows and documentaries hence their behaviors have been recorded. We at least have an insight to how it acts and live underneath its water world.
They are the largest animals in the world and there hasn’t been any other animal living today that has yet to take its title. Despite the fact that there hasn’t been a blue whale in captivity due to the enormity of its size, it’s undeniable that the blue whale is deserving of that title.