Subject: Body temperature of the whale

Lindsay J Porter (
Tue, 2 Dec 1997 15:21:43 +0800

>Could you please tell me the average body temperature of whales?  

Dear Sherri,
Whales have an average temperature of 37degC.  Although there are changes
depending on species and duration on time diving.  Like all mammals though,
a core body temperature has to be maintained.

best wishes
Dolphin Research Group
The Swire Institute of Marine Science
The University of Hong Kong
Cape d'Aguilar
Hong Kong