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Celebrate Whale Day   February 19, 2023

Fun facts about whales:

Whales are the largest living mammal on Earth, with some species reaching lengths of up to 98 feet and weighing up to 200 tons!

Whales can live up to 100 years of age depending on the species.

The blue whale is the loudest animal on the planet, with its vocalizations reaching up to 188 decibels.

Despite their size, whales are incredibly graceful and swift in the water, reaching speeds of up to 35 mph!

Whales are highly intelligent and make use of many complex vocalizations, such as clicks and whistles, to communicate with one another.

Humpback Whale

The Humpback whale is definitely one of the favorites among whale fans.

Weighing in at a whopping  40 metric tons and ranging between 36 and 50 feet long, this whale commands respect.

Humpback Whale

Blue Whale – Endangered

The blue whale is the largest animal on earth, with some individuals reaching lengths of over 100 feet and weighing more than 200 tons.

Blue whales are the loudest animals on the planet, with their calls reaching up to 188 decibels.

Blue Whale

Gray Whale

Gray whales were once hunted in vast numbers for their oil. 

Gray whales migrate from summer feeding grounds in the Arctic to winter breeding grounds in Mexico and the coasts of Baja California.

Gray Whale

Orca whale

Orcas are majestic animals that deserve our respect. When viewing orcas from boats or shore, make sure to keep your distance to avoid disturbing them.

Orcas can weigh up to 8800lbs and males can reach a length of 26 feet. 

Orca Whale