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Blue Whale, Svalbard

Blue Whale, Svalbard

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Uploaded 13 Dec 2010 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2010
From collection: Arctic Biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The largest mammal ever to inhabit the Earth, the Blue Whale in an endangered species, with a population estimated at around 1,500. They average about 25m in length and generally weigh a massive 100,000kg. It’s heart is the size of a car. Blue Whales migrate towards Polar region in Spring, to feed on the plentiful zooplankton stock and move south in Winter to reduce energy expenditure while fasting, avoid ice entrapment, and breed in more temperate waters of the subtropics. Between 192 ...
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