Subject: Re: Blue Whales

n.patenaude@auckland.ac.nz
Tue, 11 Mar 1997 13:28:52 GMT+1200

From:          Flmbgone67@aol.com
Date:          Mon, 10 Mar 1997 19:02:23 -0500 (EST)
To:            n.patenaude@auckland.ac.nz, pita@whale.simmons.edu,
               krill@whale.simmons.edu
Subject:       Blue Whales, weight

What is the average weight of a Blue Whale


The blue whale is the largest animal ever known.  On average, an adult blue whale measures 
between 23 and 27 meters long (75 to 90 ft) to and weigh up to 160 tonnes  (females are 
usually larger than males). One blue whale caught by whalers in the Antarctic measured over 
33 m long (110 ft). It must have weighed about 190 tonnes!



Nathalie Patenaude
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