Whales are among the biggest animals which have ever existed on earth. The largest animal which inhabits our planet is the Blue Whale which has been measured to grow up to 33 m (110 ft). The smallest whales are found in a group of cetaceans which we call porpoises. Their maximum size is 1.5 m (5 ft) only and they are the smallest whales which exist in the Atlantic Ocean and one of the two smallest species of Cetaceans worldwide. What about other whale species? Read more.
Are dolphins whales? The fact that dolphins are whales seems to cause a lot of confusion among people. The short answer is: Yes, dolphins are a type of whale. If this answer doesn’t satisfy you, continue reading.
You can find colonies of puffins all around Iceland during the summer and scientists believe that 60% of the entire puffin population nests in Iceland every summer!