THE ANTARCTIC BLUE WHALE IS THE LARGEST ANIMAL ON THE PLANET: The Antarctic blue whale is the biggest of all blue whales.

ALL TOOTHED WHALES HAVE A ‘MELON’ IN THEIR FOREHEADS: It’s a mass of tissue which focuses the whales’ calls, vital for communication and echolocation.?

WHALES ARE DIVIDED INTO TWO MAIN GROUPS: There are two types of whales: the baleen whales and the toothed whales. Baleen whales, including humpbacks and blue whales.

KILLER WHALES ARE ACTUALLY DOLPHINS: Orcas, also known as "killer whales", are the largest members of the dolphin family.

THE NAME 'NARWHAL' COMES FROM OLD NORSE: It means "corpse whale" as their skin colour resembles that of a drowned sailor. 

THERE USED TO BE THOUSANDS OF BLUE WHALES: It's estimated that there were over 225,000 Antarctic blue whales before their exploitation in the 1900s. 

USUALLY ONLY MALE NARWHALS HAVE A TUSK - THAT DEVELOPS FROM A TOOTH: Used for foraging, displays of dominance and possibly fighting and breaking ice.

SOME WHALES BUBBLE NET FEED: his involves whales cooperatively blowing bubbles that encircle their prey.

HUMPBACK WHALES DON’T EAT FOR MOST OF THE YEAR: Humpback whales in the Southern Hemisphere live off their fat reserves for 5.5-7.5 months each year, as they migrate

WHALES ARE OFTEN CAUGHT IN NETS: Over 80% of North Atlantic right whales have been entangled in fishing gear at least once during their lifetime.

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