Facts about Whale


Whale mothers nurse the young by actively squirting the fatty milk into their mouths, a milk that according to German naturalist Ernst Dieffenbach bears great similarities to cow's milk.


A human brain comprises about 2 percent of the human body mass, while the sperm whale's brain comprises only 0.02 percent of its body mass.


Biologists compare the consistency of whale milk to cottage cheese; it must be thick, or else it will dissipate into the surrounding water.


Many species of cetaceans, such as the Killer Whale (Orcinus Orca), travel in large pods and rely on each other's help to find food.


Beyond literature, the whale has been a popular fixture in many cultures.


On the other hand, a large proportion of a whale's body mass is blubber, which requires no brainpower, and this distorts the ratio somewhat.


A cow's brain is four times as large as a whale's on this measurement.


The whale neocortex, on the other hand, has only five layers, and there is little differentiation of these layers according to function.


Most species of whale bear a fin on their backs known as a dorsal fin.


Their communication system contains some of the elements of true language, although our knowledge of whale communications is not very advanced.


Whale behaviors include singing, spy hop, tail extension, flippering, tail lob or slap, tail throw, breach, head lunge, and bubble tail (Whale Trust 2006).


The Bible also has the famous story of Jonah being swallowed by the big fish (whale) a story also mentioned in the Qur'an as well.


Sometimes the terminology whale is used to refer to all cetaceans, including dolphins and porpoises, but generally it is used for particular families within Cetacea.

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A typical sperm whale brain weighs about 7.8 kg, whereas a typical human brain weighs about 1.5 kg.

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Whales are mammals because they give birth to live young, they have fur (although it is very sparse on their body), they have lungs and breath air and they provide milk for their young. Answer 3: You have a lot of interesting questions about marine mammals. Dolphins and other whales are all mammals called cetaceans.

Few words in the video games industry are as cynical as "whale," taken from a Las Vegas term for a high stakes gambler. The difference is, a Vegas high roller may actually win something with his money, and at minimum is comped for everything during his stay. In free-to-play games, a whale is nothing but a cash target.Aug 25, 2013

Whale and dolphin meat is also often loaded with mercury. ... Meanwhile, in Japan, whale-meat consumption is falling largely owing to health concerns, and the supply of Japanese-caught whales has also declined. “The number of whales killed in Japan's North Pacific hunt has dropped,” O'Connell said.Mar 13, 2015

As of 1 June 2011, the Faroese Food and Veterinary Authority has advised Faroe Islanders not to eat the kidney or liver of pilot whales, not to consume more than one serving per month, and, for women and girls, to refrain from eating blubber if they plan to have children and to refrain from whale meat entirely if they ...

This means it is not actually illegal for Iceland to continue whaling, so long as it abides by certain rules. Iceland hunts two species: minke whales and fin whales. ... Second, Icelanders do not even tend to eat whale meat: it is the tourists that do that.Dec 3, 2015

Dolphins and beluga whales sleep by shutting down one hemisphere of their brain at a time. Because killer whales are physiologically similar to these species, it's thought that they sleep in the same way. While half of the killer whale's brain catches up on sleep, the other half controls the breathing.Aug 25, 2014

Killer whales are also known as orcas, a name that comes from their scientific name: Orcinus orca. ... Long ago, sailors referred to these massive creatures as "whale killers." Eventually that nickname changed to killer whale. In Spanish, they're referred to as ballena asesina, which means "assassin whale."

Aside from sharks, the only other creature that ever eats a whale is the orca, or killer whale, which is the largest member of the dolphin family and not really a whale at all. Packs of orcas sometimes chase large whales until they are exhausted, and then begin to eat them. ... Killer whales eat fish and sea mammals.Mar 30, 2010

Secondary consumers include fish, whales and the friendly basking, and whale sharks. They are the animals in the middle of the food chain. they eat plankton, shrimp and mollusks, which are primary consumers (see: primary consumers). They are eaten by the tertiary consumers, which, I will tell you about in minute.

The largest surviving population of blue whales is to be found off the west coast of North America and the best place to see them is when they migrate to feed in the Monterey Canyon, off California. Prime blue whale season is August/September but is dependent on the abundance of krill so sightings fluctuate.Oct 1, 2005

It weighs about 3,000 pounds. A blue whale's heart is about 5 feet long, 4 feet wide, and 5 feet tall. It weighs about 400 pounds. One researcher said the blue whale heart was actually the size of a small golf cart—but that's not really true, either.Aug 31, 2015

The females are larger than males, as with all baleen whales. The largest of the blue whales (150 tons) has a heart that weighs about 1,000 pounds (450 kg) and has 14,000 pounds (6,400 kg) of blood circulating in its body.

That distinction goes to the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus), the largest animal on Earth. The orca's size of up to 31 feet (9.4 meters) makes it the largest dolphin. The sperm whale, on the other hand, may not be the biggest whale, but it has the biggest brain to have ever existed on Earth.

The Largest Animal Ever: The Blue Whale. The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is a marine mammal belonging to the suborder of baleen whales. At 30 metres (98 ft) in length and 180 metric tons (200 short tons) or more in weight, it is the largest known animal to have ever existed.Apr 4, 2012

The Megalodon has been compared to the whale shark (around 12.65 metres, or close to 41.50 feet) and the scientific community has determined that Megalodon was larger, based on both weight and length. Megalodon was also far bigger than the great white shark, which would only be around half of Megalodon's size.

Biggest animal on earth. Blue Whale. Blue whales are so big they are the biggest creature ever to have lived on earth - even bigger than the biggest dinosaurs! The largest whale ever measured was a female weighing 171,000 kgs and measuring over 90ft./27m long.