30+ Fascinating Whale Facts

Whales are majestic sea creatures. They are humongous. Whales are one of the coolest groups of animals on earth. Whales the biggest mammals. Whales need more attention than ever because many of species whales are facing threat the extinction.

Whales are extraorniary animal. They are roaming in seas for thousands of years. Many magnificent whale facts are unknown to most people. We gathered many of whale facts together.

Blue Whales, the largest species of whales is the largest mammal ever existed.

There are 90 species of whales known to man. 14 of this species are Baleen whales and 76 are Toothed whales.

Though Whales need air to breath Sperm whales can stay under the water for around 90 minutes.

Blue Whale newborns can weight up to 2-3 tons. They are the largest offspring.

North Atlantic Right Whale is the critically endangered species of whales numbering only around 500 individuals on earth.

Humpback Whales sings complex songs in breeding areas. Especially sung by males this songs can be up to 20 minutes long.

Gray whales make 10,000 mile long round trips.

The deepest dive by a whale is 1.9 miles deep. A Cuvier’s Beaked whale made that dive stayed underwater for more than 2 hours.

At the beginning of the 19th century, there were around 250,000-350,000 blue whales around the world. But at the beginning of the 20th century, it is only 10,000-25,000.

A blue whale tongue is the Heaviest tongue of any animal weighing around 4 tons.

The whale is a common name for many Cetaceans as like dolphins and porpoises.

Whales are intelligent animals. They can communicate, learn, and teach. They also grieve.

Many whale species sleeps while diving.

Record of whale hunting can be found back in the 2000 B.C.

Each great whale sequesters an estimated 33 tons of CO2 on average, thus playing their part in the fight against climate change.

The dwarf sperm whale is the smallest whale species weighing around 300 to 600 lb. A full-size Dwarf sperm whale can reach up to 8 feet 10 inches.

Every year over 1.5 million people go whale watching.

Six dolphin species have "Whale" in their names. Killer Whale is the most popular.

One blue whale weights as same as around 33,333 people.

A call of a blue whale is louder than a jet engine.

A blue whales age can be determined by its earwax, counting a layer for six months.

The oldest whale ever found was a blue whale around 110 years old.

Some whales eat around 4 tones of food every day.

Whales can suffer from sunburns.

Only one humpback whale is known to be white.

Baby blue whales can gain around 200 pounds during its early years.

Whale milk has the consistency of toothpaste.

Blue whale consumes up to half a million calories in one mouthful intake.

Big whale bodies take over 100 years to decompose.

Many expensive perfumes are from the whale poops.

Pygmy sperm whale and Dwarf sperm whale produces ink to help evade predators.

A whale fetus has soft hair on the body.

Two main species of whales can be identified by their blowholes. Baleen whales have two blowholes while Toothed whales have only one.

Bowhead whales filter out 3000 liters of water per second while they eat.

Narwhal is a species of toothed whale that has a huge tusk found only in males.

Over 200-year-old harpoons are found still embedded on some Bowhead whale bodies, proving that they can live around 200 years.

Every ocean has whales. In the last century number of all whales reduced dramatically. We should be more concerned about the facts that how to keep whales safe in their habitats.