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  • Secret behind blue whales’ enormous size revealed by researchers

    Secret behind blue whales’ enormous size revealed by researchers

    Balaenopetra musculus or what we fondly call Blue Whales are the largest existing mammal on earth or probably the largest that has ever existed. This ninety eight feet long giant, which is 180-200 tones heavy, belongs to Baleen whales (mysticeti). There are around three subspecies of blue whales, whose diet consists of small crustaceans called […]