Beluga White Whale: Characteristics of the most lovely whale in the world

The beluga white whale is a type of toothed whale,  known scientifically as Delphinacterus Leucas.  Its name comes from the Russian «beluhka» which means white whale, and «bel’ji» which means white. The Belugas fully develop their white color when they are adults,  since at birth they are gray or light brown. Their lack of front … Leer más

Humpback Whales: Characteristics, customs and much more

The humpback whales or  Megaptera novaeangliae in scientific term, belong to the category of toothed whales. They are easily identified from others whales ,due to the hump they have on their dorsal fins. Humpback whales can measure up to 52 feet in length, and weight between 30 and 50 tons, although these anatomical aspects vary a little bit, … Leer más

Minke Whales: Everything you should know about them…

The Minke Whales are known as the smallest type of baleen whales. They belong  to the Balaenopteridae family. This species of whale is the one that most abounds  within the baleen whales, although its life expectancy is about 20 years. It’ s estimated that there are currently around 800,000 minke whales. Anatomy As for their … Leer más

Endangered Whales: Know the main threats against these creatures

There are many endangered species of whales, due to  different reasons. The indiscriminate hunt they are  victim of , as well as  the attack of predators are listed as their main threats. Main Threats. Since the beginning of the massive hunting of whales,  without existing any effective control; many enterprises have been  benefited, making big amounts … Leer más

Sperm Whales: The biggest brain in the world

There are huge creatures that live in our oceans, which are called Sperm Whales,  and have very special characteristics. We invite to join us to know all about them. Their scientific name is  Physeter macrocephalus, and they are considered as the largest  specimen of the family of odontocetes or toothed whales. Here we will learn … Leer más

Pygmy Whales: Everything you need to know about them

The Pygmy Whales are just another lovely specimen of  baleen whales, which deserve all our attention. So, join us in this article to learn all about them. Characteristics of the Pygmy Whales Pigmy whales, are also known as right whales,  and they are the smallest species of all whales. There are people who call them … Leer más

Blue Whales: Characteristics, threats and more, about the biggest creature ever

The blue whales are the biggest creatures in the world, they are also known as Balaenoptera Musculus.  This species belongs to the family of the Balaenopteridae, and they are the largest animals that have ever existed. Blue whales used to inhabit   in different oceans, until the 20th century; when the ruthless hunting made of them … Leer más

Prehistoric Whales: Know all about this incredible cetacean

It is always good to know about history, especially when it comes to the history of animals that existed many years ago. That is why today, you will learn everything about the Basilosaurus or Prehistoric whales, realizing this way  that it is very interesting to know things that you never imagined. Characteristics of  Prehistoric Whales … Leer más