The Blue Whale (Balaenoptera Musculus)

The blue whale was pursued so heavily that it was eradicating. The whale is the largest mammal, who has lived on our Earth. Mass and size of the blue whale surpasses even the extinct dinosaurs that once ruled the Mainland. The blue whale eats exclusively by…

Krill and devouring of this only 5 cm long planktonic Krebstierchen equal to 2 to 3 tonnes to food intake. The blue whale enjoys worldwide protection.

Fact sheet blue whales

Systematics
-Superorder: Laurasiatheria
-Order: Whales (Cetacea)
-Submission: Baleen whales (Mysticeti)
-Family: furrows whales (Balaenopteridae)
-Genus: Balaenoptera
-Type: Blue whale


Scientific name: Balaenoptera musculus
-Blue whales reach a length up to 33 m, weighs up to about 200 tons, the females are on average up to 6 per cent greater
-the body is slim and streamlined in the tint of the color blue to gray
-small dorsal fin max. 45 cm in the back area of the back
-broad caudal fin has a notch in the Middle
-Broad head with flat snout
-the tiny feed animals from the thousands of litres of sea water are in the mouth of the blue on each side of 300 to 400 black Barten (50-100 cm), with whom heraus seven and at once record.

Blue whale Habitat and distribution
-comes as sea inhabitants, the animals in the subtropical seas all oceans in winter, that are also their areas for reproduction, but still largely unknown, in the summer, the whales are back in polar waters, where they will find abundant Antarctic krill crabs as food
-Whales of construction of reach a speed feeding between 2 and 6,5 km/h, on their hiking trains between 5 and 33 km/h, the maximum speed may increase to approximately 48 km/h be
Blue whales can reach an age of about 90 years
Reproduction blue whales
-blue whales probably reach maturity in age from about 5 to 6 years length: males about 22 meters (females 24 meters), mating is not widely understood, in the waters where it comes to propagating it probably is to occasion pairings, the gestation of the females about 11 months, the blue whale calf comes with a length of approx. 7 meters and a weight of approximately 2.5 tonnes in subtropical warm waters to the world, after 2 years, the females can be again pregnant.

Gallery

Blue Whale, Balaenoptera musculus, California by David …

Blue Whale, Balaenoptera musculus, California by David ...

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Blue Whale Research in the Sea of Cortez

Blue Whale Research in the Sea of Cortez

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Blue Whale, Balaenoptera musculus

Blue Whale, Balaenoptera musculus

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Pygmy Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda)

Pygmy Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda)

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size

size

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Blue Whale, Balaenoptera musculus, Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka …

Blue Whale, Balaenoptera musculus, Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka ...

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Blue Whale – Balaenoptera musculus

Blue Whale – Balaenoptera musculus

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blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda)

blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda)

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Pygmy Blue Whale in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka

Pygmy Blue Whale in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka

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Pygmy Blue Whales Diving into the Blue

Pygmy Blue Whales Diving into the Blue

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˚Along the Spine

˚Along the Spine

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Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda | Sri Lanka

Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda | Sri Lanka

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The longest whales – TOP 10

The longest whales – TOP 10

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Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus)

Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus)

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Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus)

Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus)

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Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus)

Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus)

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Blue Whale – Balaenoptera musculus

Blue Whale – Balaenoptera musculus

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Pygmy blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda …

Pygmy blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda ...

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#ThreatenedSpecies of the Week: Balaenoptera musculus …

#ThreatenedSpecies of the Week: Balaenoptera musculus ...

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June 2012 – Natural History Photography Blog

June 2012 – Natural History Photography Blog

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