The best estimates from the International Whaling Commission indicate that there are roughly 1.7 million whales in the world. However, it is impossible to count the number of whales or any other ocean-dwelling creature a... More »

Although the exact number of killer whales in the oceans is unknown, as of 2014, scientists estimate that the population is at least 50,000 individuals. Other studies suggest that killer whale populations reach into the ... More »

Blue whales are not skilled at protecting themselves and rely primarily on their large size, as they do not have many predators in the ocean. The blue whale will grow anywhere between 70 to 100 feet in length and weigh a... More »

Krill are eaten by whales, penguins, seals, squid, fish and people. Although krill are also eaten by hundreds of other animals, these are their greatest predators. Whales eat the larges amount of krill; the blue whale ca... More »

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a group or school of whales is called a gam, pod or herd. The term "pod" is also used for cetaceans such as dolphins and killer whales. More »

Blue whales, gray whales, killer whales and sperm whales are some of the many species of whales. Whales are large marine mammals that are part of the cetacean order, along with dolphins and porpoises. More » Pets & Animals Marine Life

Omnivores that live in the ocean include sea turtles, manatee, dolphins, opaleye, saltwater crabs, lobsters, sea otters, sharks and whales. Deep-sea omnivores include copepods and some species of squid and octopus. Among... More »