Marine scientists can now take a whale’s pulse...it’s seven to nine beats a minute.
The killer whale is a dolphin, technically. The pulse of a killer whale depends on where the whale is... at the water’s surface, it’s 60 beats a minute. Underwater, 30 beats a minute.
The heart of one blue whale, caught in 1947, was actually put on the scales. It weighed 1,540 pounds.
Normal body temperature of a whale is about the same as yours and mine.
Arteries of a blue whale are so big a leopard could crawl through them.
Even the biggest whales can jump all the way out of the water...with ease.
It takes a blue whale three to five seconds to exhale a spout 30 feet high.
You can’t save a beached whale by pushing it back into deep water. Its displaced organs won’t work anymore. So say the experts.
In southern Algiers is one special truck route around low overpasses, established years ago solely to transport giraffes. You can’t make giraffes duck. They won’t do it.