Blue Whale Calf Nutrition

From: Kim Marshall (kimm@oceanalliance.org)
Date: Mon Feb 17 2003 - 10:22:30 EST

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    Question:

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

    Reply:
    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 http://whale.wheelock.edu/archives/whalenet96/0182.html.

    Thank you!
    Kim

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