blue whale, sulfur bottom, Balaenoptera musculus(noun)
largest mammal ever known; bluish-grey migratory whalebone whale mostly of southern hemisphere
A whale (Balaenoptera musculus), blue in colour/color and the largest known living animal.
The blue whale is a marine mammal belonging to the suborder of baleen whales. At 30 metres in length and 170 tonnes or more in weight, it is the largest known animal to have ever existed. Long and slender, the blue whale's body can be various shades of bluish-grey dorsally and somewhat lighter underneath. There are at least three distinct subspecies: B. m. musculus of the North Atlantic and North Pacific, B. m. intermedia of the Southern Ocean and B. m. brevicauda found in the Indian Ocean and South Pacific Ocean. B. m. indica, found in the Indian Ocean, may be another subspecies. As with other baleen whales, its diet consists almost exclusively of small crustaceans known as krill. Blue whales were abundant in nearly all the oceans on Earth until the beginning of the twentieth century. For over a century, they were hunted almost to extinction by whalers until protected by the international community in 1966. A 2002 report estimated there were 5,000 to 12,000 blue whales worldwide, located in at least five groups. More recent research into the Pygmy subspecies suggests this may be an underestimate. Before whaling, the largest population was in the Antarctic, numbering approximately 239,000. There remain only much smaller concentrations in each of the eastern North Pacific, Antarctic, and Indian Ocean groups. There are two more groups in the North Atlantic, and at least two in the Southern Hemisphere.
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The numerical value of Blue Whale in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Blue Whale in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of Blue Whale in a Sentence
The two are not on the same page, it is like a dolphin versus a blue whale. But maybe even a dolphin is an exaggeration.
We also don’t settle for merelyseeing a blue whale, or even seeing one underwater, we are always seeking that ‘take your breath away’ life changing up close encounter that you will remember for the rest of your life.
First we have to find a blue whale, which can be very difficult because these animals range across vast swaths of the open ocean. By combining many years of field experience and some luck, we position a small, rigid-hulled, inflatable boat on the whale's left side, we then have to deploy the tag using a six-meter (20-foot) long carbon-fiber pole. As the whale surfaces to breathe, we tag the whale in a location that we think is closest to the heart: just behind the whale's left flipper.
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