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What is the order that defines the taxonomy for whales, dolphins and porpoises?
Though Sirenians, Pinnipeds and Cetacea are all examples of marine mammmals, examples of Sierenias are manatees and dugongs, while pinnipeds are types of seals. Otters and polar bears are also considered marine mammals.
There are four types of sperm whales. Which of these is not one?
The humpback whale has a baleen, while the others have teeth. The whale not listed was the proper named sperm whale.
What is the largest animal in the world?
The blue whale is the largest animal on the planet, weighing in at 180 metric tons and about 100 feet long.
Whales are divided into two suborders. What is the main defining feature between them?
Teeth. There are two suborders of whales, sperm whales and baleen whales. Sperm whales have actual teeth, whereas baleen whales have a comb-like filter to strain small organisms from the water.
Whales are highly intelligent and social, most travel in families or groups. What are these groups called?
Groups or families of whales that travel together during migration are called pods.
Whales dive deep depths and survive at low temperatures. Their fat helps them with thermoregulation. What is the fat on a whales’ body called?
This type of vascularized fat keeps whales warm, using their blood vessels to retain their inner cores heat. The blubber also stores energy in between feeding periods.
Which whale dives the deepest?
The sperm whale is able to dive at recorded depths of over 3,000 feet. People have found whales trapped in underwater cables at that depth. Many believe, evidenced by tentacle marks on whales, that sperm whales seek large prey, like giant squid.
How do whales breathe?
Whales are warm-blooded creatures that breathe air from the surface of the ocean through a blowhole. When they dive, these blowholes keep some of the water out, but before they take a breath in at the surface, they spray any water they have out, like a snorkel.
What is a whale fluke?
The two paddle-shaped fins on a whales tail are called flukes. The help propel the whale through the water and are used for communication at the surface among other whales.
What are male and female whales called?
Male whales are called bulls and female whales are cows. Newborns are called calves. Stallions and mares refer to different sexes of horses and zebras. Stags and does terms used for deer and various other species.
What do whales eat?
Most baleen whales stick to fish, squid, plankton and small organisms. However, toothed, sperm whales can eat small marine mammals too. Some killer whales have been known to attack other whales.
Where do whales live?
It depends. Many whales migrate long distances for their diet and breeding habits. These migratory patterns also differ across species of whales.
Does a fin whale have teeth or baleen?
A fin whale is a relative of the humpback and blue whales, which both have baleens.
The fin whales are now appearing in greater numbers off the California coast. Why?
Marine biologists believe that climate change, high numbers of krill and the clean up efforts that have made Southern California coastal waters more stable ecosystems are the reasons why more whales like the fin, are migrating in higher numbers.
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