big and small whales

From: Pieter Arend Folkens (animalbytes@earthlink.net)
Date: Tue Feb 13 2001 - 01:34:31 EST


>What is the largest Marine Mammal?

Blue Whale

>What is the Smallest Marine Mammal?

Franciscana (small estuarine dolphin)

>How fast came a blue whale swim?

Over 22 knots (1 kt = 1.1 mph)

>How fast does the fastest Marine Mammal swim?

Upwards of 30 kts for short periods. The fastest ones are probably the
Dall's porpoise, right-whale dolphins, and fin whales.

Cheers,
Pieter Folkens

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