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You may be wondering--what are some differences between Dolphins and porpoises? Well, dolphins have more flexible necks and some can even turn their head 90 degrees! Porpoises have fused vertebrae in their neck and therefore have less flexibility and visibility #whale #whales #sounds #whalesounds #whalesoundzzz #fun #fact #funfact #didyouknow #dolphin #dolphins #porpoise #neck #flexible #flex #turn #turnt #water #sea #ocean #animal #seaanimal #nature #wildlife #wildaboutwhales #photography #whalepostoftheday #sperm #followus #pleasefollowus
Did you know? There is actually huge controversy over whether or not dolphins are whales. To clear things up, dolphins can be called "whales" but the more correct term is "cetacean." Dolphins are part of the toothed whale category, with the other category being baleen whales. #whale #whales #sounds #whalesounds #whalesoundzzz #fun #fact #funfact #didyouknow #dolphin #baleen #tooth #cetacean #category #water #sea #ocean #animal #seaanimal #seaanimals #nature #wildlife #wildaboutwhales #photography #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #whalepostoftheday #sperm #followus #pleasefollowus
There are three species of right whale, one of which is the southern right whale! Southern right whales breed on the coasts of Australia, South Africa, South America, and some oceanic islands. #whale #whales #sounds #whalesounds #whalesoundzzz #fun #fact #funfact #didyouknow #right #left #species #south #southern #australia #africa #america #island #water #sea #ocean #animal #nature #wildlife #wildaboutwhales #photography #whalepostoftheday #sperm #followus #pleasefollowus
TRAVEL BLOG High FIVE! (52ft humpback whale the size of a double-decker bus) 📷@earthclose 📍Hawaii, USA . . . . #whales #highfive #whlewatching #whaleseason #whalesharkdiving #whalesounds #whaleshares #whaleswim #whalesafari
Ancient ancestors of the whale were discovered and thought to be that of a reptile! Scientists called it "regal lizard" (Basilosaurus) but now we know it was actually a mammal. #whale #whales #sounds #whalesounds #whalesoundzzz #fun #fact #funfact #didyouknow #fossil #ancestor #old #reptile #mammal #water #sea #ocean #animal #seanimal #nature #wildlife #wildaboutwhales #photography #naturephotography via @whale_soundzzz
Ancient ancestors of the whale were discovered and thought to be that of a reptile! Scientists called it "regal lizard" (Basilosaurus) but now we know it was actually a mammal. #whale #whales #sounds #whalesounds #whalesoundzzz #fun #fact #funfact #didyouknow #fossil #ancestor #old #reptile #mammal #water #sea #ocean #animal #seanimal #nature #wildlife #wildaboutwhales #photography #naturephotography via @whale_soundzzz
Ancient ancestors of the whale were discovered and thought to be that of a reptile! Scientists called it "regal lizard" (Basilosaurus) but now we know it was actually a mammal. #whale #whales #sounds #whalesounds #whalesoundzzz #fun #fact #funfact #didyouknow #fossil #ancestor #old #reptile #mammal #water #sea #ocean #animal #seanimal #nature #wildlife #wildaboutwhales #photography #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #whalepostoftheday #sperm #followus #pleasefollowus
Looking at the fossils of ancient whale ancestors, it appears that they used to live in the oceans but only come back to the sea to mate and give birth. Gradually this behavior disappeared as whale ancestors became more suited to life in the water, permanently. #whale #whales #sounds #whalesounds #whalesoundzzz #fun #fact #funfact #didyouknow #ancestor #fossil #land #life #birth #mate #water #sea #animal #seaanimal #nature #wildlife #wildaboutwhales #photography #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #whalepostoftheday #sperm #followus #pleasefollowus
Other names for narwhals have been "unicorn of the sea", "sea monster which has a very large horn", and "one-horned fish" (although narwhals are not fish!). Credits to the Natural History Museum in Washington DC #whale #whales #sounds #whalesounds #whalesoundzzz #fun #fact #funfact #didyouknow #narwhal #unicorn #horn #tusk #tooth #monster #fish #water #sea #ocean #animal #seaanimal #nature #wildlife #wildaboutwhales #photography #naturephotography #whalepostoftheday #sperm #followus #pleasefollowus
Did you know? Narwhals suck up their food (as they have no means to chew it). However, spotting narwhals feeding is extremely rare, so no one knows for sure #whale #whales #sounds #whalesounds #whalesoundzzz #fun #fact #funfact #didyouknow #narwhal #unicorn #tusk #horn #eat #food #suck #rare #water #sea #ocean #animal #seaanimal #nature #wildlife #photography #naturephotography #whalepostoftheday #sperm #followus #pleasefollowus
The latest research suggests that sperm whales' extended families are just as important to them as our own. The whales' social lives are crucial to their success. Fact credit to BBC #whale #whales #sounds #whalesounds #whalesoundzzz #fun #fact #funfact #didyouknow #spermwhale #friends #friend #family #families #social #success #water #sea #ocean #animal #seaanimal #nature #wildlife #wildaboutwhales #photography #naturephotography #whalepostoftheday #sperm #followus #pleasefollowus
An ancestral species of whale, the Echovenator sandersi, was nicknamed the Echo Hunter for its ability to hear high pitched noises, as indicated by its inner ear #whale #whales #sounds #whalesounds #whalesoundzzz #fun #fact #funfact #didyouknow #ear #hear #noise #echo #hunter #ancient #species #water #sea #ocean #animal #seaanimal #nature #wildlife #wildaboutwhales #photography #whalepostoftheday #sperm #followus #pleasefollowus
Did you know? On September 4th in 2015, scientists discovered a prehistoric whale fossil believed to be about 4 million years old! It was about 25 feet. #whale #whales #sounds #whalesounds #whalesoundzzz #fun #fact #funfact #didyouknow #september #fossil #fossils #prehistoric #paleontology #million #old #year #years #water #sea #ocean #nature #wildlife #wildaboutwhales #photography #whalepostoftheday #sperm #followus #pleasefollowus
Did you know? The Inuits believed that the narwhal was a female hunter who became united with the whale she was hunting. The tusk is her long braided hair. #whale #whales #sounds #whalesounds #whalesoundzzz #fun #fact #funfact #didyouknow #narwhal #legend #inuit #female #origin #hair #tusk #braid #water #sea #ocean #animal #seaanimal #nature #wildlife #wildaboutwhales #photography #whalepostoftheday #sperm #followus #pleasefollowus
Did you know? Whaling in the late 19th to early 20th centuries drive humpback populations nearly to extinction! Fortunately, populations have recovered since (relatively speaking) #whale #whales #sounds #whalesounds #whalesoundzzz #sad #fact #sadfact #didyouknow #whaling #extinct #extinction #population #humpback #water #sea #ocean #animal #seaanimal #nature #wildlife #wildaboutwhales #photography #naturephotography #whalepostoftheday #sperm #followus #pleasefollowus
Did you know? Global warming has led to a longer feeding season for many whales, resulting in a predicted baby boom in whale populations! However, this is only a short term effect. #whale #whales #sounds #whalesounds #whalesoundzzz #fun #fact #funfact #didyouknow #food #feed #globalwarming #climatechange #baby #babyboom #water #sea #ocean #animal #seaanimal #nature #wildlife #wildaboutwhales #photography #naturephotography #whalepostoftheday #sperm #followus #pleasefollowus
Why do some whales don't have dorsal fins? Scientists believe that it's because the lack of dorsal fins prevents heat loss, reduces surface area, and allows them to swim under ice sheets (I.e. in bowhead whales, not pictured) #whale #whales #sounds #whalesounds #whalesoundzzz #fun #fact #funfact #didyouknow #dorsal #fin #area #heat #swim #ice #water #sea #ocean #animal #seaanimal #nature #wildlife #wildaboutwhales #photography #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #whalepostoftheday #sperm #followus #pleasefollowus
Did you know? Narwhals change color as they age. Newborns are a blue-gray, juveniles are blue-black and adults are a mottled gray. Old narwhals are nearly all white. Credits to the WWF for the fact! #whale #whales #sounds #whalesounds #whalesoundzzz #fun #fact #funfact #didyouknow #narwhal #unicorn #age #color #colorful #white #black #gray #water #sea #ocean #animal #seaanimal #nature #wildlife #wildaboutwhales #photography #whalepostoftheday #sperm #followus #pleasefollowus
Gray whales feed on benthic crustaceans by turning on their side, usually their right side, which can possibly result in a loss of eyesight when they're older! Credits to SportDiver for the fact #whale #whales #sounds #whalesounds #whalesoundzzz #fun #fact #funfact #didyouknow #feed #food #crustacean #right #side #blind #eye #water #sea #ocean #animal #seaanimal #nature #wildlife #wildaboutwhales #whalepostoftheday #photography #sperm #followus #pleasefollowus
Did you know that one gray whale made a round-trip journey of more than 22,000 kilometers — nearly 14,000 miles — across the Pacific Ocean, setting a record for the longest mammal migration? Credits to SportDiver for the fact! #whale #whales #sounds #whalesounds #whalesoundzzz #fun #fact #funfact #didyouknow #graywhale #migrate #migration #long #travel #miles #water #sea #ocean #animal #seaanimal #nature #wildlife #wildaboutwhales #photography #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #whalepostoftheday #sperm #followus #pleasefollowus
Did you know? In place of the dorsal fin, gray whales have a series of "bumps" or "knuckles" just in front of the tail that are distinctive. Credits to the NOYO center for the fact! #whale #whales #sounds #whalesounds #whalesoundzzz #fun #fact #funfact #didyouknow #dorsal #fin #bump #ridges #graywhale #water #sea #ocean #animal #seaanimal #nature #wildlife #wildaboutwhales #photography #naturephotography #whalepostoftheday #sperm #followus #pleasefollowus
Sad whale fact! Intensive whaling drastically reduced gray whale numbers over the last three to four centuries. Of the original three gray whale populations, one in the North Atlantic is extinct, one is critically endangered in the Western North Pacific (with as few as 150 individuals remaining), and one has recovered from very low levels in the Eastern North Pacific and was removed from the U.S. Endangered Species List in 1994. Save the whales! Credits to Nat Geo for the pic, and WWF for the fact! #whale #whales #sounds #whalesounds #whalesoundzzz #sad #fact #sadfact #didyouknow #whaling #extinct #endangered #savethewhales #conservation #water #sea #ocean #animal #seaanimal #nature #wildlife #wildaboutwhales #photography #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #whalepostoftheday #sperm #followus #pleasefollowus
For most whale species, they are at the top of the food chain once adults! Yet many only eat plankton and small crustaceans. Whales are truly gentle giants. #whale #whales #sounds #whalesounds #whalesoundzzz #fun #fact #funfact #didyouknow #food #foodchain #eat #plankton #top #crustacean #water #sea #ocean #animal #seaanimal #nature #wildlife #wildaboutwhales #photography #naturephotography #whalepostoftheday #sperm #followus #pleasefollowus
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