here are five of my favorite whales:
1. Humpback whale
This whale is part of a species of baleen whales which means they have two blowholes, a layer of blubber, and has bone in their mouthes to strain the fish and krill from water, and can reach from 12 to 16 metres in length. They can weigh up to 36,000 kilograms and they are probably known best for their breaching and other surface action and is famous among all whale-watchers. The males can produce a song that can last about ten minutes and is thought to have a role in mating.
2. Sperm whale
These whales are one out of few toothed whales and the males can be up to 20 metres long, with the head representing around one third of it's length. It can plunge to about 2,250 metres to hunt for food and it's echolocation clicks can be as loud as 230 decibals. It has the largest brain of any animal on earth, five times heavier than a human's.
The 'Unicorn of the Sea' is a toothed whale, given that it's tusk is a protruding canine tooth, and it lives in the arctic waters around Greenland, Canada, and Russia. It is one of two in the family of Monodontidae along with the Beluga Whale and they are near threatened to extinction. They can range from 4 to 6 metres long.
4. Blue whale
These whales can grow up to 90 metres long and the maximum recorded weight was 173 tonnes, but scientists think they can reach up to 190 tonnes. They are now endangered but before the twentieth they were abundant all around the world. Now, they are being hunted for meat, oil, and blubber.
5. Beluga whale
This whale is also called 'Sea Canary' and 'Melonhead' due to it's high pitched twitters and melon that hosts an echolocation organ. They have adapted to life in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic waters, due to the large percentage of it's body weight being blubber. The males can grow up to 5.5 metres long, with large stocky bodies. It's hearing is highly developed, and it's echolocation can help find food and blowholes in sheets of ice.