Subject: Enemies of Blue Whales

Martine Berube (
Mon, 22 Mar 1999 15:10:28 GMT

At 04.28 PM 21-03-1999 +0000, you wrote:
>My name is Will.  I am in the second grade and am doing a report on Blue
>Whales.  I have found the answers to all the questions my teacher asked,
>except for  "What are Blue Whales' enemies?  And Why?"
>Please write me back at

Dear Will,
The major predators of baleen whales are killer whales. Working together, a
group of killer whales may attack a baleen whale much larger than themselves.
Large sharks may prey upon some baleen whales, particularly those that are
ill, injured, or very young.

Martine Berube
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