How long whales live depends on the species and how well they have been studied, there is still a lot that we do not know about whales! Some of the oldest whales are also some of the largest whales and many of them can be found in Icelandic waters. The oldest whale reported was found to be of over 200 years of age, but which whale was it and how does that compare to other whale species, find out more in this Wildlife Adventure blog by Special Tours Wildlife Adventures.
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.