Longest Blue Whale Ever Measured
The blue whale, the largest animal on the planet, grows up to 100 feet long and weighs 200 tons.
Recently, scientists witnessed the longest blue whale measured, providing new insights into these magnificent creatures.
Their tongues can be as heavy as an elephant’s.
Even baby blue whales are larger and heavier than most of the adult animals of the world.
In February 2022, a team of researchers in the Southern Ocean spotted a blue whale estimated to be 130 feet long.
The heart size of this whale is the same as the small car you drive.
A Giant Heart
The large blue whale feeds about 7936 pounds of krill daily during the feeding season.
The blue whales look blue underwater, but when they come to the surface, the color slightly changes to blue-gray in appearance.
This measurement was taken using drones and other non-invasive techniques, and it was confirmed to be the longest blue whale ever recorded.
The previous record was held by a blue whale that was 110 feet long.
The team observed the whale for several hours, noting its behavior and taking detailed measurements.
Blue whales are the loudest known animals in the world, as their groans, pulses, and moans are very loud.
There is still so much more to discover about these gigangtic creatures!
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