Besides humans, the blue whale's enemies are killer whales and large sharks. Adult blue whales are much larger than any individual killer whale or shark, so these animals tend to attack calves. Few creatures are capable ... More »

In addition to being the largest member of the mammal family, the blue whale is also the largest creature known to have ever inhabited the planet. This marine giant grows up to 105 feet in length, can weigh up to 200 ton... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Marine Mammals

Blue whales do not have teeth; instead, they have large plates consisting of baleen, which is similar in texture to fingernails. After swallowing an enormous amount of seawater, blue whales use the baleen plates as a sie... More »

Blue whale hunting is banned by the International Whaling Commission, and the blue whale is listed as endangered by the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species and the U.S. Endangered Species Act as of 2014. Other conservati... More »

The blue whale is the largest mammal in the world, and its massive tongue can weigh as much as an elephant, or 15,000 pounds, according to National Geographic. The tongue is an important muscle used in the whale's unique... More »

The blue whale is endangered because it was hunted almost to extinction in the late 19th and early 20th century. Though the International Whaling Commission banned the hunting of blue whales in 1966, some countries conti... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Marine Mammals

At 170 to 200 tons, the blue whale is larger than any dinosaur known to have lived. The largest dinosaur lived in the Mesozoic Era and was the Argentinosaurus, which weighed up to 99 tons. More »