How much food do blue whales eat each day?
Blue whales can eat up to eight tons of krill per day. That is about 40 million krill each day to feed the biggest mammal on earth.
There are several species of baleen whales, and the're different in size. Baleen whales include some of the largest suborders of whales, the blue whales, humpback whales, gray whales and right whales. The blue whale is the largest. It can grow to 33 meters or 110 feet. The blue whale can also weigh as much as 280 metric tons or 200 short tons.
People used to kill whales for their blubber, which was used in many applications, but primarily for lamps before the light bulb was invented. They were also hunted to much smaller extent for food. The Eskimo still hunt a few for food each year, (although they are not allowed by law to sell any of their whale catch). The Japanese, however, still commercially hunt whales for food.
Blue Whales are much bigger then Sperm whales. A sperm whale is awesome though - and has teeth in its jaws. But the blue whale is the biggest whale of all. A full grown male Sperm grows to about 60 feet long, while a Blue can exceed 100. Blue Whales are considerably larger. In fact they are considered to be the largest creature ever to have existed on this planet. Blue Whales are considerably larger…