I hope that i can help with your studies.
On Fri, 6 Dec 2002, bjones wrote:
> My name is Allyson, and I am in the third grade. I am homeschooled and we are just starting to learn about whales. I have five questions to ask about whales.
> 1. How long do whales live?
> It is now believed that large whales live about as long as humans.
There was an article recently that indicates that they may live much
> 2. Do whales flip and spin in the air like dolphins?
Yes they do. It is called breaching, see:
> 3. Do killer whales come in different colors other than black and white?
No, they all have a similar pigmentations/coloration, but there is
sometimes a white or albino killer whale.
> 4. Can whales understand some human talk?
Like other animals they can be taught to do a behavior from a verbal
> 5. Do whales get caught in drift nets like dophins?
Yes they do. See: http://www.coastalstudies.org/rescue/1102.htm
I hope that this informatio helps.
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