Facts About the Blue Whale:1.The Blue Whale (balaenoptera musculus) is the largest living organism in the planet. With an average length of 33 meters (108 feet) & weight of 180 metric tons (180,000 kgs) it is considerably bigger than the largest dinosaur (...).2.The Blue Whale belongs to the sub-order Mysticeti under the order Cetacea which refers to baleen whales. Baleen whales possess overlapping filtering plates in place of teeth which they use to filter their food…
Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) Population: 10,000 to 25,000. Status: Endangered Species. Trends: Increasing. The whaling industry, which drove the largest animal earth has ever seen toward extinction, ceased to operate decades ago—but not before the blue whale’s population had fallen by more than 90 percent.
Sverdhvalur- Icelandic myth: an evil whale creature. It hasva huge bony dorsal fin that it uses to disembowl whales and ships alike. It only eats the tongue of its whale prey. It has an owlish face with a pointed snout and a large mouth filled with sharp teeth. The blue whale is its mortal enemy.
Join us on a day trip from San Francisco or Sausalito to the wonderful and wild Farallon Islands, one of the most diverse and exciting marine environments on Earth. Look for humpback and blue whales, thousands of seabirds, dolphins, sea lions and seals, harbor porpoises, and much more.