On Fri, 8 Nov 2002 Normjwalford@aol.com wrote:
> hi, im doing some work on whales...and need to find out how many "calfs" they
> have, and also around how much they would eat in a normal day. If you could
> supply some infomation on that it would be of great help.
That is a general question, but on the average a whale gives birth to 1
calf every two or three years. A whale is pregnant for about 12 months
and then, depending on the species, the calf stays with the mother from 6
to 18 months.
A whale eat an estimated average of 3% to 5% os it body weight each day
during its time in the feeding areas of its migration period.
I hope that this helps.
Mike Williamson --
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