largest whales

From: Pieter Arend Folkens (animalbytes@earthlink.net)
Date: Sat Nov 24 2001 - 13:38:29 EST


>how large is the bigest whale,and what tip is it?
> my book said it is 100,000 feet!

It looks like your decimal point is in the wrong place. It is often
quoted that a blue whale can reach 100 feet in length. There is a
record of one that measured 110 feet, but it is now believed that the
measurement was done in an arc over the contour of the body, not the
accepted straight-line, tip of upper rostrum to inside median notch
length.

Cheers,

Pieter Folkens

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