The weight depends on what whale we're talking about! No one, to my
knowledge has actually weighed JUST the tail however, with a few general
calculations: a Blue Whale...about 1/2 ton, Beluga Whale...80-90 pounds
For question number two it also depends on what whale we're talking about
but Sperm Whales can stay down for 60+ minutes and Bottlenose Dolphins
for up to 9 minutes.
Best of luck!
On Tue, 08 Jan 2002 11:56:14 -0500 Carol Pitassi <email@example.com>
> How much does a whale's tail weigh?
> How long can a whale stay underwater without coming up for air?
> Thank you.
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Peter M."Skip" Scheifele LCDR USN (Ret.)
Director of Bioacoustic Research
University of Connecticut
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