Blue whales make sounds by passing air back and forth inside their bodies.
The moving air causes vibration in the tissues that they pass over. That is
heard as a hum. Those hums are very loud indeed.
Blue whales are very dark inside. Unlike refrigerators there is no light in
there. The insides if a blue whale are very much like the insides of any
mammal just much bigger. Lungs , heart stomach , intestines, liver, small
spleen, kidneys and brain all just like us only twisted around to fit their
life in the ocean.
Dr. Tom ford
From: "Jessica E. Torres 15"
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 08:52:03 -0700
Cc: "Holly L. Tomey" <
Subject: questions about blue whales
Dear Dr. Ford,
I learned that blue whales have blubber. They eat 30 million krill
each day. I went on the Internet I heard a hum of a whale. How do blue
whales make the sounds they make?
P.S. What are blue whales like inside?
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