Blue Whale Eggs

From: Kim Marshall (kimm@oceanalliance.org)
Date: Sat Dec 21 2002 - 00:39:29 EST

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    > Question:
    > What is average size on a female blue whales egg?
    >
    > Reply:
    > Dear Donovan,
    > I have not been successful in finding the answer to your question but from the
    > book Whales and Dolphins² by Everhard J. Slijper (pg. 123) there is a caption
    > that states that the eggs of baleen whales are about the same size as that of
    > the rhinoceros and the elephant. I do not know the size of their eggs. Good
    > luck and don¹t forget to use WhaleNet¹s archives and search for additional
    > about this subject at http://whale.wheelock.edu/archives/whalenet96/0182.html
    > to learn more about blue whales.
    >
    > You can also learn about blue whales by using WhaleNet¹s
    > Species/Classification information page:
    > http://whale.wheelock.edu/whalenet-stuff/classifications.html and the behavior
    > page at: http://whale.wheelock.edu/whalenet-stuff/classifications.html.
    >
    > Thank you for your question. Happy Holidays!
    >
    > Kim
    >
    >
    >
    > Kim Marshall
    > Executive Director
    > Ocean Alliance (Whale Conservation Inst. the Voyage of the Odyssey)
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