Subject: Largest Whale

Martine Berube (
Sun, 24 May 1998 16:24:17 +0200 (MET DST)

Dear Troy Jeffers,
I am afraid that your mother is right. The largest whale is the blue whale,
in fact it is the largest mammal. The whale shark is not a whale but a fish
and it is the largest of the fishes.

At 06.44 PM 23-05-1998 EDT, you wrote:
>What is the largest whale in the world.  My dad and I say it's the shark whale
>but my mom says it's the blue whale.  Can you help????
>Thank you,
>Troy Jeffers
Martine Berube
Unit of Evolutionary Genetics
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