Subject: How big whales can get

Martine Berube (martine@sbs.bangor.ac.uk)
Wed, 24 Mar 1999 11:21:20 GMT

At 02.20 PM 23-03-1999 -0600, you wrote:
>How long can a blue whale get? - Shelby

I beleive the record was a 100 feet and it was an Antarctic female blue whale.

>Have you ever been scuba diving and been close to a whale? - Jake

Yes, I did have that chance. I have to admit that I don't remember how close
I was.

>How big do orcas get? - Tommy and Rachel T.

Males can measure up to 32 feet and females, up to 28 feet.
Martine Berube
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