Blue Whale Habitat

From: Erich Hoyt (
Date: Thu Apr 03 2003 - 04:33:07 EST

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    What is a Blue Whale's Habitat?


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    Blue whales move through much of the world ocean but they do have preferred
    places or habitat, that we know about - especially for feeding. These are
    areas with massive upwellings where their preferred prey, krill, thrives
    and is found in dense concentrations.

    A good example of blue whale habitat is the water column above the trench
    along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River and Gulf of St. Lawrence in
    Quebec. There are large upwelling all along the north shore and this is
    indeed a place where blue whales spend 4 or 5 months feeding every year.

    - Erich Hoyt

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