Subject: Whale facts

S. Jones (betej@u.washington.edu)
Sat, 21 Nov 1998 21:50:18 -0800 (PST)

On Sat, 21 Nov 1998 CINCINMOM@aol.com wrote:

> Two more questions:
> 
> What is the range from shortest to longest whale? and What is the range from
> lightest to heaviest whale?
> 
> Thanks so much for your information!!!
> Cindy
> 
Dear Cindy,

The smallest baleen whale is the minke whale which ranges from 26 to 29
feet and weighs 6 to 8 tons.  The blue whale is the largest baleen whale
and is 80-100 feet long.  This whale weighs from 75 to 130 tons.

Bete