[029-STJ] How Long is a Whale Notebooks
How Long is a Whale Notebooks. Cover printed front and back and perfect bound. 5.5 x 7.75 lined notebook and 8 x 10 blank sketchbook.
Original artwork © 2006 TwoBee, LLC rendered in color pencil and gouache by Nina Gentile for the Aquarium of the Pacific.
In 1758 the Blue Whale was classified and named Balaenoptera musculus which means 'Little Mouse'. This is an interesting name for the largest animal to ever inhabit the earth! The longest Blue Whale on record was a 108-feet. An average adult weighs between 200,000 to 300,000 pounds (100-150 tons) and its heart is as large as a small car. The Blue Whale is also the loudest animal on Earth – longer and louder than many jet planes. Found throughout the world's oceans, these gentle giants were once believed to be too large and fast to hunt. However, with the creation of advanced whaling ships and harpoon cannons in the 1920s, Blue Whales became nearly extinct by the 1960s. Blue Whales are an endangered species and continue to face threats from entanglement in fishing nets, pollution, and illegal whaling.