Subject: Blue Whales life span

Aldemaro Romero (aRomero@herald.infi.net)
Wed, 11 Mar 1998 23:08:00 -0500

> Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 22:15:23 -0500 (EST)
> From: DOCSHOC23 <DOCSHOC23@aol.com>
> To: aRomero@ACC.FAU.EDU, pita@whale.wheelock.edu
> Subject: Blue Whales
> 
> I am doing a report on blue whales and i was wondering how long does a blue
> whale live?
> 
>                                       thank you, shannon

Dear Shannon:

Maximum age estimates for blue whales range from 30 to 90 years.  Since
this species has been depleted by whaling, it is unlikely that you may
find very many old individuals around anymore.

Best wishes,

Aldemaro Romero, Ph.D.