startling stats

From: Phil Clapham (pclapham@mercury.wh.whoi.edu)
Date: Fri Oct 15 2004 - 18:05:29 EDT

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    Hi

    Probably this would be the fact that baby blues whales are 27 feet and 4
    tons at birth, and drink probably around 100 gallons of milk a day; and
    they grow around an inch a day.

    Also, blue whales calls can be heard, in deep water, at least 1500 miles
    away.

    -- 
    Phillip J. Clapham, Ph.D.
    Large Whale Biology Program
    Northeast Fisheries Science Center
    166 Water Street
    Woods Hole, MA 02543
    

    Tel (508) 495-2316 Fax (508) 495-2066

    > what is the most startling statistic for whales that you know of?



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