Whales and Dolphins are marine animals. They
live in oceans around the world. Whales and Dolphins come
from the same family, CETACEA (sey-tay-sha) . They both breath
from a blowhole located at the top of their head. Whales and
dolpins are mammals. They are mammals because they have lungs
not gills,they have hair not scales , and they also have give
live birth and don't lay eggs. There are only about 80 kinds
of whales and dolphins that we know of right now.
Whales are very large animals. They can grow up to 100 ft.
or more in length. They can weigh up to 200 tons or more.
Whales live in families called pods. These pods vary in numbers
and consist of family members and family friends. Whales live
in these families their whole life. Group living is safer
when other whales or sharks attack. It also makes it easier
to find food. Whales are always migrating. They travel to
find food, breed and have young.
Whales do not have eyelids. They rely on thick oily tears
to protect their eyes. Whales hear from little holes behind
Whales talk to each other by making high pitched sounds like
whistles, clicks, squeaks, rattles, and groans.
To help protect the whales from extinction please DO NOT
throw nets, fishing lures, or other fishing gear ocean.