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Uploaded on Tuesday 15 Feb 2011 by Peter Prokosch

Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus), Svalbard

Year: 2010
From collection: Arctic Biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Blue Whales live for 80-90 years on average and are actually a grey colour, despite the name. Millions of microorganisms take up residence on their bellies, making it appear a light yellow colour. They often swim in pairs or alone and migrate from the equator towards the polar areas in Summer.
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