What are 10 fun facts about whales?

What are 10 fun facts about whales?

Top 10 facts about whales

  • Whales are divided into two main groups.
  • Humpback whales don’t eat for most of the year.
  • All toothed whales have a ‘melon’ in their foreheads.
  • Some whales bubble net feed.
  • There used to be thousands of blue whales.
  • Whales are often caught in nets.

What’s a fun fact about whales?

Some species of whales are among the longest lived mammals. Scientists estimate bowhead whales (a baleen whale found in the Arctic) can live for more than 200 years, and killer whales (a toothed whale found in various habitats worldwide) can live for more than 100 years.

What do whales do for fun?

Most species of whale are known to spend their time doing a variety of activities including foraging, migrating, mating, socializing, sleeping and exploring.

What are 5 facts about killer whales?

Remember these facts about orcas on your next Victoria whale watching trip!

  • Orcas are actually dolphins.
  • Orcas are very fast.
  • Adult orcas are almost as big as a bus.
  • Orcas live in every ocean of the world.
  • Orcas are smart hunters.
  • Orcas have a form of culture.
  • Female orcas have a similar lifespan to humans.

Do whales sing?

Groans and grunts, whistles and woops—these are some of the many sounds you can hear when listening to humpback whales singing. Although humpback whale song is one of the most widely recognized animal sounds, surprisingly little is known about its purpose.

Do whales smile?

But how do whales – which don’t have the muscles needed to smile, not to mention ears to perk up, eyebrows to frown, or fur coats to ruffle – express their emotions? Since whales communicate primarily through sound, it is reasonable to believe that their emotions are also expressed through their vocalizations.

Do whales have teeth?

Whales possess a varying number of teeth, depending on the individual species. Some kinds of whales only have one or two teeth, while others might have 240 teeth or even more. Dental patterns can vary. Some toothed whales have teeth in both their upper and lower jaws.