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Monday, February 18, 2013

10 Species of whales

10: Minke Whale

Minke whales are the second smallest baleen whale species and it pronounced Minky. It is measured an average 9.7-10.6 meters (32-35 feet) and its weigh estimated around 15 tones. These species have low range to live their life their age maximum is about 30-50 years. Minke whales are fast in swimming over 24 Mph.

Length:        35 Feet / 10.7 Meters

Weight:        15 Tones (Maximum)

Speed:          24 Mph (38 Km / h)

Population:   500 K (Approximate)

9: Gray Whale

Gray whale is a baleen whale and their name called by whalers a Devil fish. Its length reaches about 13.8-15.2 meters, and females are larger than males. They are grey in color with some small white spot on their skin. It can swim 10-11 mph (16-17.5 km/h). Gray whale calculated population between 20,000 to 22,000.

Length:         50 Feet / 15.2 Meters

Weight:         36 Tones (Maximum)

Speed:          11 Mph (17.5 Km / h)

Population:   20 to 22 K (Approximate)

8: Bryde’s Whale

Bryde’s whales are the 8th biggest animal exists in this world although bryde’s whale is a baleen whale. It is very similar in looks to sei whales and almost as big. Its body appearance dark gray with white. Bryde’s whale swimming speed as fast as 20 to 25 Km / h.

Length:         55 Feet / 16.5 Meters

Weight:         40.09 Tones (Maximum)

Speed:          15.53 Mph (25 Km / h)

Population:   90 to100 K (Approximate)

7: Humpback Whale

Humpback is a baleen whale and that whales sing the most complex song and are the noisiest whales. They have the longest flippers of any baleen whale. Humpback grow to be about 12-16 meters But in few cases it can be growth (18 meters / 59 feet) and their weigh around 25-35 tones and it max up to 48 tones.

Length:         59 Feet / 18 Meters

Weight:         48 Tones (Maximum)

Speed:          16.5 Mph (26.5 Km / h)

Population:   30 to 40 K (Approximate) 

6: Sperm Whale

Sperm whale is the largest toothed whales. It is also called Common cachalot. Sperm whale has a huge brain in among all of the animals that weigh about 20 pounds (9 kg). And it has much weigh up to 63 tones. It is estimated that there are about more than 200,000 lac sperm whales worldwide and maximum figure up to 2 million.     

Length:         60 Feet / 18.3 Meters

Weight:         63 Tones (Maximum)

Speed:          9 Mph (14.48 Km / h)

Population:   200,000 to 2 Million (Approximate)

5: Right Whale

Right whale is also including in baleen whales species. Right whale consists of three types, North Atlantic, North Pacific, Southern right whale they are similar with each other. Right whale can maximum grow up to (18.3 meters, 60feet) long and weigh up to 100 tones.

Length:         60 Feet / 18.3 Meters

Weight:         100 Tones (Maximum)

Speed:          10 Mph (16.09 Km / h)

Population:   350 to 400 (Approximate)

4: Sei Whale

Sei whale is a baleen whale and it is dark gray in color, it is also known as Japan finner. It is the fourth largest animal after the blue whale and the fin whale. It can be swim so fast when it needs at about 31 mph. The females are slightly larger than males this is same with all baleen whales and weighing up to 33 tones.

Length:         66 Feet / 20 Meters

Weight:         33 Tones (Maximum)

Speed:          31 Mph (50 Km / h)

Population:   57 to 80 K (Approximate)

3: Bowhead Whale

Bowhead whale is third largest animal in the world and it is also called Arctic whale and their looks different from others with its dark body color with white chin. Now it is third largest mammal in the list of largest animal in the world. Perhaps its average length between 50 – 66 feet. 

Length:         70 Feet / 21.2 Meters

Weight:         100 Tones (Maximum)

Speed:          12 Mph (19.5 Km / h)

Population:   8-9.2 K (Approximate)

2: Fin Whale

Fin whale is the second largest animal in the world. It is a sea mammal and belongs to the baleen whales suborder and it is also known as finback whale. After the blue whale fin whale is the 2nd largest living organism growing up to (89 feet / 27 meters).

Length:         89 Feet / 27 Meters

Weight:         130 Tones (Maximum)

Speed:          30 Mph (48 Km / h)  

Population:   80 to 100 K (Approximate)

1: Blue Whale

The Blue whale is the largest mammal it belongs to the family of baleen whales and it is also known as the pygmy blue whale. It is the largest animal in the world ever existed. Mostly large whales are found in the Antarctic. But similarly we found different sizes of blue whales alive in the sea, The most interesting part is that blue whale are the loudest animal on earth their level of sound reaches up to 188 decibels.

Length:         110 Feet / 33.5 Meters

Weight:         180 Tons (Maximum)

Speed:           31 Mph (50 Km / h)

Population:   10 to 25 K (Approximate)


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Unknown May 6, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Hi! I really enjoyed this article, thank you! I love whales so much :) I've found this video about sea life which has a great section about beluga whales in it :)


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