6 Amazing Facts about Whales

Whales are some of the most amazing creatures in the ocean, and perhaps even the most amazing creatures on the planet! It’s no wonder whale watching tours are such a popular attraction in whale hot spots around the country, including right here in Plymouth, MA. Whether you want to brush up on whale facts to impress your friends during a whale watching adventure or you think your whale knowledge will help convince your family to embark on a tour, here are six undeniably amazing facts about whales.

  1. The biggest record blue whale was 30.5 meters long, more than 3.5 times the length of a double-decker bus and as long as a Boeing 737 airplane
  2. The tongue of a blue whale can weigh as much as an elephant, and the heart is about the size of a Volkswagen Beetle
  3. Newborn blue whale calves weigh between 5.5 and 7.3 tons at birth and can triple in size in as little as eight months
  4. Adult sperm whales can dive to depths of 2,000 meters (1.2 miles) and stay submerged for almost two hours on a single breath
  5. Some gray whales migrate between 10,000 and 12,000 miles every year between their winter birthing lagoons in the warm waters of Mexico and their summer feeding grounds in the Arctic
  6. In its lifetime, a gray whale can travel a distance equivalent to the moon and back

If you are as amazed by whales as we are, we’d love to give you a closer look at these magnificent creatures. With Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours in Plymouth, whale sightings are guaranteed . Group rates are available, and we offer free whale watching tours for active military men and women. Call us at (508) 927-5575 to learn more about our whale watching tour schedules and rates.

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