Whales

The largest animals on earth, whales include a number of diverse species of aquatic mammals. Living their entire lives in the water, they have been a source of wonder to mankind.

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Where do you find whales?

Depending on the specific species, whales are found in all oceans and seas of the world.

Some popular whale watching spots include:

- Cape Cod, MA

- Los Cabos, Mexico

- Hawaii

- New Zealand

- Dominica

- South Africa

- Orcas Island, WA

- Quebec

- Palos Verdes, CA

- San Diego, CA

- Portugal

- Nova Scotia

- Antarctic Peninsula

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Butterflies and Moths

Do moth lay eggs or give birth to young alive?

they lay eggs

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Does a whale blow water or air?

No after it swims for a while water might seep in their blow hole. So the open it and blow out the water and mabe some air.

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Walruses

What animals have blubber?

The animals that have blubber are: whales, seals, sea lions, elephant seals, walruses and 40% of Americans most aquatic and/or semi-aquatic animals.

Don't forget penguins, a lot of seabird chicks have a heavy blubber layer which is lost before fledging.

Most animals with blubber live in freezing and/or arctic climates.

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Blue Whales

Do blue whales have a good eyesight?

Blue Whales dont have good underwater eyesight, but they have amazing hearing. Blue Whales are unfortunately endangered, and are the biggest underwater animal. Hope this helps :)

Im sorry but the blue whale has both amazing eye sight and hearing for the biggest creature that has ever lived on earth.

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Do whales eat kids?

we love us some tasty children

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Human and Animal Interaction

How are whales mistreated?

Humans mistreat small whales & dolphins by catching them and putting them into much too small pools and forcing them to do tricks for our own entertainment - very few of the dolphins you see in marine parks where born in captivity. Most were removed from their families in the wild. They end up with a lot of health problems and depression. It's a very cruel industry.

Watch the movie "The Cove" for more info.

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They are mistreated because they are only trying to protect them selves when they destroy boats, and if not its accident, and if they eat all the fish or maybe harm a human by biting his/her arm of, then they are only trying to eat, and we all need to eat.

Whales are endangered, and instead of respecting there rights, and the illegal whale killing item, we go ahead and kill them with harpoons, which is a painful way to die. We also eat them and still use their materials for items such as perfume, clothes and furniture and other, and its not right for us to eat THEM because we eat the whole of them, and WE are not endangered.

They are mistreated in a very harmful way, and thousands of whales are killed each year, for really no reason, all because humans can be violent, greedy, and not at all kind at times.

I hope this answers your question.

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This is a subjective question. It all depends on who you ask. I personally don't think they are by the vast majority of the world. When you compare what people eat in regards to their culture, what's available and were they are located, it can be seen as an acceptable food. Please consider other cultures and what's available to them before deciding whether it is mistreatment or not.

Mass slaughter of whales for experimentation is wrong, but they are not mistreated, unfortunately just killed. Mistreated tends towards consistent harm towards an animal, like say if one was kept in a zoo and was hurt or starved every day.

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What brand of wetsuit has a whale logo?

Harvey's dive suits.

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Can you hear whales in a submarine?

Whales, Dolphins, shrimp, fish, you name it - if it makes noise in the water, it can be picked up and heard by submarine passive sonar systems.

As an old Submarine Sonarman myself, I can tell you that Humpback whales make the most beautiful (and haunting) songs in the ocean. Sperm whales make a high-frequency "clacking" sound, similar to whacking a pair of 2x4's together. Dolphins make a very high-frequency squealing noise, which can be irritating when they're really close. They tend to turn up when a boat comes to Periscope Depth, as do other fish, shrimp, and various other sea critters, especially at night.

Unless you're really close to a Humpback whale though, it's difficult to impossible to hear one through the hull directly because of the constant noise of machinery - electronic systems, electrical fans, hydraulics, engines, etc.

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What is a whale with a dorsal fin?

Orcas, also known as Killer Whales, have dorsal fins. Beluga whales do not.

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What is a group of whales traveling together?

pod

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Animal Behavior

Why do birds migrate and animals hibernate?

Birds such as Geese and Ducks migrate due to the cold tempuratures in the Northern states, causing the lakes and rivers to freeze over, making it impossible to land on the water to reach their main and almost only source of food, weeds and small fish. Birds such as Robins migrate because their main diet consists of berries and nuts, and usually they are not available during the winter and therefore must migrate to the South where the berries grow year-round. However, animals like bears hibernate since they don't have the time or strength to travel such long lengths to reach warmer climates, and therefore stock up on as much food as they can in their bellies before going into a long slumber in a protected and supposedly warmer location like a cave or hole in the ground

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Blue Whales

Do seals and blue whales eat plankton?

Yes They Do

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What does the expression To have a whale of a time?

It means to have a really good time!

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Food Chains and Food Webs

Do whales eat kelp in a food web?

no they dont. Whales typically eat krill, tons and tons of krill! Unless its an orca or the like in which case they eat seals n such :)

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What ocean animals eat whales?

Killer whales (Orcinus orca), which have been seen preying on the largest of whales, including the blue whale (Balaenoptera physalus). Sharks are also thought to prey on young or injured whales, and are often seen feeding on whale carcasses.

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Sharks

Do shark attack whales?

There have been no verified attack by sharks on large whales. They only prey on smaller cetaceans (dolphins, porpoises).

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Great White Sharks

Why do sharks eat plankton?

that's what they choose if their is no more of what they normally eat. they have to adapt or perish or even change their diet. to explain if their's no more of what they normally eat is that maybe something that happened to the ecosystem and affected the dolphin (for example)

Sharks dont eat plankton whales do. Sharks are adapted to hunting and scavenging,

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How do whales swim differently to fish?

Whales move their spines up and down where as fish move their spines side to side.

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What kind of body covering whale have?

A whale is covered in a layer of 'blubber', a fat and flesh composite particular to whales, beneath an outer layer of thick, shaggy fur.

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Squid
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Reptiles
Lizards
Chameleons

What do the giant squid and the chameleon have in common?

both have a closed circulatory system

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Is there such thing as a emperor whale?

yes

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Walruses
Technology

What happens when you throw away an ipod?

The trash truck takes it to the dumpster

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Are whales the largest animals on earth?

They vary in size, some small like the white whale, but the largest creature known to man at this moment, is the Blue Whale at over 103ft.

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How many whales were there in 1990?

approximately 5000.

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