SPY devices once used to track Soviet submarines have revealed that blue whales
, the world's largest mammals, are living off Scotland's coasts.
Solve these problems to find out some more amazing blue whale
A female blue whale
in Hawaii can hear the song of a male calling from California.
None of us knew about this Blue Whale
game," Marty said.
Where: Sri Lanka Blue whales
can migrate big distances, but Sri Lanka's population tend to stick around for long periods in Mirissa on the south coast - with most sightings from November to April.
The research will seek to investigate whale hot spots in the region, as well as to gather critical information about the populations, abundance and distribution of whales, particularly the endangered Antarctic blue whale
California blue whales
range from Alaska to the Gulf of California.
KRILLER FACT A blue whale
can be 100ft long and weigh 150 tons.
Mariana Melcon and colleagues from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography observed the response of blue whales
in the Southern California Bight to mid-frequency sounds created by military sonar, which occur between 1000Hz to 8000Hz, much higher than blue whale
calls, which are 100Hz and lower.
The largest number of blue whales
congregate in the California Bight between the months of June and October.
It is theideal name, since the blue whale
is said to be the largest animal in existence and can reach speeds of up to 50kph while communicating with other blue whales
across the vast oceans.
A necropsy done on one of the other blue whales
determined that it too died from a collision with a ship.
A systematic survey has discovered a hangout for blue whales
in the Gulf of Corcovado, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean between the southern Chilean mainland and the largest of the Chilean Islands.
The same probably applies to blue whales
, which produce the same low-frequency sounds.
The team is initially concentrating on blue whales
and their favoured diet of krill, as they have access to samples of blue whale
faeces, and DNA sequence information for several krill species.