Habitat: Mainly in very cold waters,
like the Arctic and Antarctic waters.
Size: They average about 85 feet long,
but the largest blue whales can be as much as 100 feet
long. They weigh between 175,000-285,000
Diet: They eat primarily plankton. In
the Arctic they eat three different kinds of shelled
plankton. The Arctic and Antarctic waters have up to 20
times more plankton living in them than other warmer
Why endangered: Because the blue whale
is so huge, they were a target for human's who were
whaling, especially in the Antarctic. In one year alone
(1930-1931) over 30,000 blue whales were killed in the
Fast Facts: Blue whales are mammals.
The biggest blue whale was 102 feet long! Whales have to
come to the surface to breathe.