Tuesday, 11 November 2014

W.A.L.T Proofread and edit.

W.A.L.T proofread and edit.

The Blue Whale  
The largest animals ever to have been on the earth are still living today.

The blue whale is much bigger than the largest dinosaurs. One blue whale measured nearly 34 meters and weighed more than 220 tones.

Everything about the the blue whale is big! Even its tongue may weigh up to four tonnes. They also call to each other in big voices which can be heard over 800 kilometers away. They are easily the loudest living creatures.  

Because they are mammals, blue whales breathe air. This means they must come to the surface of the ocean to breathe. The ‘waterspout’ a whale blows out is not really water at all-it is hot breath and water vapour.

Mothers feed their young on milk. By the time they are a year old, the young calf may weigh more than 20 tonnes.They can live for up to 45 years!



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