Do Whales Have Belly Buttons?: Questions and Answers About Whales and Dolphins (Scholastic Question and Answer Series)

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By Melvin Berger, Gilda Berger

Presents solutions to such questions about a number of species of whales and dolphins as "Do all whales have teeth?", "How lengthy do such a lot whales live?", "Why do dolphins whistle?", and "Can dolphins retailer humans?"

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Often, they roll onto their aspects and scoop large helpings of shrimp, crabs, clams, and seaweed into their mouths. Then, tilting upright, they strength water out in the course of the baleen with their tongues—and swallow what’s left. forty three Which is the second one biggest whale? The fin whale. A fin whale might be 87 ft (26 m) lengthy. those massive whales are lengthy and slim. simply because they could swim so fast—13 miles (20 km) an hour—they are known as “the greyhounds of the ocean. ” Fin whales are very shy. occasionally they swim on my own. in the event that they swim in pods, the pods are made of 10 fin whales on the so much. How did the fin whale get its identify? From the 2-foot-tall (60 cm) hooked dorsal fin that sticks up from its again. whilst the fin whale surfaces, it blows a unmarried spray approximately 12 to twenty ft (3. 6 to six m) up into the air. Then the whale slowly rolls its again and fin above the water 4 or 5 occasions. eventually, it rises a bit better and dives down. a truly deep dive, or sounding, lasts from five to fifteen mins. that is the fastest-swimming baleen whale? most likely the sei (pronounced say) whale. A scientist as soon as clocked it swimming alongside at an awesome 35 miles (56 km) an hour! since it twists and turns like a small fish while swimming quick, a few name it the sardine whale. that is the smallest baleen whale? The pygmy correct whale. those whales are typically in simple terms among 18 and 21 ft (5. four and six. three m) lengthy. darkish on best and white beneath, pygmy rights have brief baleen and are came across merely within the Southern Hemisphere. forty four Will there consistently be whales within the seas? That relies on we all. The previous hazard to whales was once from whalers. through the years, they killed hundreds of thousands of whales. the recent hazard is from water toxins, that is shortening the lives of whales. by means of assisting to finish whaling and dumping within the seas, we will be able to support those outstanding creatures continue to exist into the long run. forty six 47 Index baleen 34, forty, forty three, forty four baleen whales 34-45 stomach buttons four beluga 26-27 blowholes nine, 10, eleven, thirteen, 20, 34 blubber 15, 17, 18, 23, 34, forty, forty three blue whale 36-37 bottlenose dolphins 30-31 bowhead whale forty three mind 14 breaching 39 calf 6, 18, 37, forty, forty three calls thirteen communique thirteen, 29, 39 dives nine, 10, 23, 39 dolphins 29-33 dorsal fin eleven, 33, 39, forty four ears thirteen echolocation 14 fin whale fish eleven, 44-45 five, 15, 24, 29, 34, 39, forty three Flipper 31 flippers 6, eleven, 15 flukes eleven, 15, 18, 29, forty grey whales 42-43 hair four harpoons forty humpback whale 38-39, forty looking 23, 40-41 krill 34, forty three migration 17, forty three Moby Dick 23 narwhal 24 oil 23, forty, forty three orca 32-33 vegetation forty three pods 17, forty four polar bears 27 pollutants 18, 29, forty six porpoises 33 pygmy correct whale forty four correct whale 40-41 sei whale forty four sharks five sleep 18 sounding nine, forty four sounds thirteen, 14, 26, 29, 39, forty sperm whale 15, 22-23 spy-hop thirteen, 33 squid 20, 23, 24, 29 stranding 10 enamel 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 33 tongue 33, 34, 36, forty, forty three toothed whales 20-33 tusk 24 U. S. army 31 imaginative and prescient thirteen whalers 23, 40-41, forty three, forty six in regards to the Authors Years in the past, the Bergers took their first whale-watching cruise and obtained addicted to writing approximately whales and dolphins.

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