We dont know for sure, but we know that the closely related fin whale
can live to over 80 years and I suspect that blue whales are very
similar. Unfortunately, most blue whales were killed by whalers in the
last century (369,000 in the Southern Hemisphere alone, leaving perhaps
a thousand or so today down there), so very few whales were able to live
out their natural lifespan.
Theresa Rainey wrote:
> How long can blue whales live?
> thank you
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