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Blue Whale Facts

The blue whale (scientifically referred to as balaenoptera musculus) is a large marine mammal that is part of the baleen whale (mysticeti) suborder and is the largest animal alive growing to lengths of up to 100 ft. long and weighing as much as 150 tons or more. In addition to the blue whales massive size it is also one of the loudest animals in … Continue Reading

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