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Whale weighs as much as 20 elephants but lives beneath the sea The blue whale is Earths largest animal Larger than the largest of ancient dinosaurs blue whales can grow to be more than 100 feet 30 meters long and weigh nearly 150 tons Not all whales are so large The much smaller pilot whale grows to about 28 feet 85 meters in length And dolphins which belong to the whale family range only from 3 to 13 feet 1 to 4 meters Although whales spend their lives in the sea they are like humans warm-blooded mammals After a baby whale is born it nurses on its mothers milk just like the young of land mammals Whales are members of the order Cetacea along with dolphins porpoises and the narwhal There are two basic types of living cetaceans baleen or whalebone whales of the scientific suborder Mysticeti and toothed whales of the suborder Odontoceti General Characteristics Whales live in all of the open seas of the world though some occasionally enter coastal waters Some species such as the white whale or beluga may travel upstream in large rivers Some species migrate with the seasons others remain year-round in the same habitats where they find their preferred food The present-day distribution and abundance of some species has been greatly influenced by the commercial whaling industry Whalers eliminated or greatly reduced the numbers of some species of baleen whales in certain oceanic regions where whales once frolicked in abundance This is particularly true in parts of the Arctic Ocean and the eastern North Atlantic Ocean where the blue whale was almost completely exterminated in the early 1900s Some species of whales however are numerous today in the Arctic and Antarctic regions The skin of whales is usually black gray black and white or all white Some such as the blue whale have skin that is bluish-gray The surface of the skin is smooth but like other
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