Re: blue whale

From: Nancy Huddy (huddyn@NZP.SI.EDU)
Date: Tue Sep 26 2000 - 13:31:03 EDT

I was just looking for an approximate girth, for a child's school project. I'll see if I can find the other sources you mentioned.

Thank you very much.

Nancy Huddy
Department of Pathology
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
3001 Block Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008

>>> "Greg Early" <> 09/26/00 12:20PM >>>

Can you be a little more specific about this? I assume you are looking for
a girth measurement, but from what location on the whale? I may not be
able to find any precise measurements here, as most of the measurements I
have are from our stranding data base, and blue whales are quite rarely
stranded. In fact the only one I can recall, was quite young and may not be
very representative. One source of information you might want to check
would be the "Discovery Reports" aa old set of data collected on whales
from whaling statistics or from some of the older whaling journals (Reports
of the Whales Institute of Tokyo, or Hvalradets Skrifter).


At 01:53 PM 9/25/00 -0400, you wrote:
>Can you tell me what the circumference of a blue whale is?
>Nancy Huddy
>Department of Pathology
>Smithsonian National Zoological Park
>3001 Block Connecticut Ave. NW
>Washington, DC 20008
Greg Early
Edgerton Research Laboratory
New England Aquarium
Central Wharf
Boston, Mass 02110
617-973-6592 (phone)
617-723-9705 (FAX)

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