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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
It is thought that Blue Whales are the loudest animal on the planet and that they can hear one another's calls from 1,600km away. There are believed to be between 10,000 - 25,000 Blue Whales surviving today, but this endangered creature has made only a slight recovery since the mid 1960's, when they were on the brink of extinction.
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