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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Basketball

Whch player is nicknamed the whale on ICF?

Andrew symonds

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Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species
Whales
Blue Whales

What are the people doing to help endangered blue whales?

Steps taken to help the endangered blue whale:

- Whaling bans

- More care taken for commercial fishing (whales can be caught in nets)

- Conservation of habitats

- Reduction of pollutants that cause global warming

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How many whales are killed each minute?

About 7400 whales a year are killed, (not counting the coastal dolphins of Japan). That's about 20 a day, or one every 72 minutes.

See the related question below.

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Do whales smell?

Anything with tastebuds can smell. I don't know if they have tastebuds, but if you know then hoorah! Otherwise, you're still effed. Post another question, do they have tastebuds?

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Zoology or Animal Biology
Whales

What are people who study whales called?

marine biologist

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Aquatic Mammals

What is the name of a bunch of whales?

The proper term for a group of whales is a "pod" of whales.

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Perfumes and Colognes
Vomit

Is perfume made out of whale vomit?

Whale vomit (technically called Ambergris) was once used as an ingredient in perfumes because of the earthy fragrance it aquires with age. It is rarely used in modern day perfumes and has been replaced by synthetic ingredients that produce the same scent.

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What is to herring as school is to whales?

Pod

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Chickens and Roosters
Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species
Whales

Why are Whales extinct instead of Chickens?

Whales aren't extinct. However, the reason for the population difference is that Whales take longer to reproudce than Chickens do. Not only that, many Chickens are kept for the sole purpose of producing eggs and since they are a common food source, humans breed them.

It takes a Whale seven months to reproduce and a Chicken two weeks.

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How are Mesonyx related to whales?

Of the same family. These even toed ( artiodactyls ) are of a ancient family of carnivorous mesonychids of the Eocene period. Of the cetacean ancestry by ear bone comparison.

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Can you See a Whale from an airplane?

yes, but the whale has to be big enough

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Science
Geology
Whales

What is the reason for upthrust?

change in pressure

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Conditions and Diseases
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Skin Disorders
Acne

What is an ingrown hair on a whale's butt called?

It's called a dudette

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Mining

Why is mining a killer industry?

Because u get lots of injuries and you get quite ill (arthritis, coughing fits and allergies are common) and many people die :(

Hope I helped :)

Source: My genius mind :)

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What color is a whale's urine?

Whales have pale yellow urine, like other mammals.

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Blue Whales

How much does a blue whale weigh?

A blue whale can weigh as much as 200 short tons (400,000 lbs).
An adult blue whale can weigh up to around 180 metric tons (400,000lbs). A blue whale calve can weigh up to 2.7 metric tons (almost 6000lbs)

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What is a young whale called?

A young/baby whale is called a calf.

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Which bird senses are generally thought as well developed?

vision and hearing

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Zoology or Animal Biology
Aquatic Mammals
Whales

What appendage does the skeleton of a whales fin resemble?

On the outside, the fins of a whale resemble the fins of a fish, because they have evolved for the same purpose. But when you look at a whale skeleton, the fins look like arms and hands. That's because whales are not fish, they are actually mammals that have evolved from land-dwelling creatures with four legs.

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Blue Whales

How deep do blue whales swim?

Blue whales can dive as deep as 300 m (980 ft).

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What do you call a group of whales swimming together?

Pod.

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Aquatic Mammals
Whales

What feeds on the largest whales?

Generally Killer Whales (They aren't actually whales.) in packs can take down the largest whales. Sharks can feed on whale calves and other small whales.

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Orcas (killer whales)
Aquatic Mammals
Whales
Blue Whales

Does a blue whale eat octopus?

No.They eat a tiny sea creatures - krill or plankton. An Adult blue whale can eat up to 40 million creatures per day - that's nearly 3500 kilograms of it.. They need 1.5 million kilocalories of energy per day and so, they eat nonstop.

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Inuit Northern Native Tribes

Did the Inuit hunt blue whale?

Yes, the Inuit tribe has a long history of whaling. Currently they are only allowed to hunt bowhead whales within a certain quota.

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Moby Dick
Whaling

Why does Captain Ahab want a right whale killed?

Because he bit Capitain Ahab's leg off.

It wasn't a right whale. It was a giant white whale that bit his leg off on a previous voyage. The book is based on a partly true story that happened off the cape in the late 1800's. The name of the book is Moby Dick. It is really a good read.

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