Blue whale facts for kids

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The Blue Whale by Jenni Desmond

A nonfiction picture book, The Blue Whale draws children into the life and world of this enormous whale by situating facts within a familiar context that is fun and engaging. Here, readers are given the actual size of an eye right on the page, and we are informed how understand this whales body size in relation to trucks, cars, milk bottles, and hippos! With an accurate and engaging text, fully vetted by a blue whale expert, and lyrically lovely illustrations, The Blue Whale is a book that invites children in and holds their attention. Its tempo is like a pleasing melody, which means that the information never becomes too weighty or exhausting―a key thing when it comes to young readers and their enjoyment of a book!
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Animal Facts - Blue Whale

Amazing Information & Facts About Blue Whale for Kids

Blue whale is the largest animal on the planet. It can be found in all oceans of the world. They usually spend the summer in arctic water and shift to southern warm water during winter times. They are very old creatures. They exist on the earth for about 54 million years.

The blue whale is the largest animal ever to have lived on earth — even bigger than the biggest dinosaurs!
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The blue whale is the largest living animal known to have ever existed on Earth.

Brace yourselves for a big ocean adventure, gang, with our brilliant blue whale facts. But they shift a fair few of these seafood snacks — up to 40 million each day, in fact! Instead of teeth, they have baleen, a fibrous material used to filter their food. When eating, the whale lets a huge volume of water and krill into its mouth. It then pushes the water through its baleen plates , which trap the tasty grub to be swallowed. Their calls are the loudest of any creature on the planet , in fact, and can be heard underwater for hundreds of kilometres.

Blue whales are the largest animals to have ever lived on our planet. Blue whales scientific name Balaenoptera Musculus are the largest animals on the planet; they can grow to lengths of around 30m ft and weigh over tons. Although these marine animals resemble fishes in their physical appearance, they have more in common with us than they have with fish; they are mammals. They give birth to live young ones and suckle them for months till they grow. They have to surface periodically for breaths of air. They are known to stay submerged for periods up to 20 minutes when feeding and dive up to a depth of meters.

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