Friday, 27 November 2009
Wildlife: Blue Whale
The Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus is found in all the oceans of the world, though it is not as widespread as it once was. Sadly, whaling took its tool on this magnificent beast. It has been officially protected since 1967. Blue Whales summer in warmer regions, where they breed, and winter in cooler temperate and polar regions. The Blue Whale is the largest animal on our planet but feeds almost totally on tiny crustaceans. To see Blue Whales it will probably be necessary to join an organised whale-watching cruise.