Subject: Whale lifespans

Jennifer D. Philips (jphilips@soest.hawaii.edu)
Tue, 27 Oct 1998 10:01:31 -1000



>hi. i have a ? about a whales life. i am doing a science
projecy on whales and
>i was just wondering, "how long does the average whale live? about how many
>years?"
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>thanks!
>

Baleen whales can live as long as 90 or 100 years, probably 60 to 80 years on average.  Of course this may be slightly different for each species of baleen whale.  I think the best way to look at it is that they seem to live as long as humans do.

Thanks for you question!  Write back anytime.

Aloha-
Jen Philips

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