Blue Whale Calf Nutrition

From: Kim Marshall (
Date: Mon Feb 17 2003 - 10:22:30 EST

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    > How much do baby blue whales drink a day of thier mothers milk?

    A baby blue whale can be about 20-25 ft. long and weigh as much as 3 tons. A
    blue whale baby called a calf can gain up to 200lbs a day while drinking
    it's mothers very rich milk.

    WhaleNet has archived answers to questions like this. One in particular can
    be reviewed at

    Thank you!

    Kim Marshall
    Executive Director
    Ocean Alliance (Whale Conservation Inst. & the Voyage of the Odyssey)
    191 Weston Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
    781.259.0423 ext. 14 fax 259.0288
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