Fin whale facts for today’s #whalesonwednesday.
🐳 the fin whale is the second largest animal on the planet, behind the blue whale. this species can reach 85 feet in length and weigh between 40 to 80 tonnes.
🐳 fin whales are a species of baleen whale. this means that they filter their food through baleen plates in their mouths. fin whales eat a variety of smaller marine species, including shoaling fish like herring, squid, krill and copepods.
🐳 killer whales are a predatory species of fin whales. killer whales will chase the fin whale, before attacking it by biting and ramming it until the whale is unable to or too tired to escape.
🐳 fin whales can hold their breath for over 15 mins whilst looking for food. despite this, most of their dives are significantly shorter..
🐳 fin whales are listed as a protected species by the iwc (international whaling commission) due to their extensive hunting during the whaling era.(photography – mark carwardine/world wildlife fund).
Foto de @nomadsaurus
today is world whale day, so we had to share the most epic whale experience of our lives - kayaking with humpbacks in #antarctica!
if one breached right next to you, what would you do?
I was driving over to @keishiadembry house today and on the way over i spotted this little guy crossing the road. .
i pulled over in someone's driveway and as soon as i got out i saw a passing car almost hit him! 😣 i ran back to get him and moved him across the road to safety. (always in the direction they are going) .
after i got back home i saw my friend repost a @natgeo post about it being #worldturtleday. .
saved a turtle world turtle day. i can officially check that off the list. 😝🙌🏻
Balaenoptera musculus. napier, 2016
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plastic is the army we've sent to the ocean, to infect all it's inhabitant's, an invasion that will never dissolve or leave, and will only break down to smaller and smaller scales becoming more damaging and harder to reverse. the blue whale [balaenoptera musculus] has the loudest voice of any creature, yet it can't speak for itself about these issue's; so it was the intention to show respect to it's beauty and power, it's size and strength of existance through a 1:1 scale painting, yet in aligned contrast, to depict it's fragility and growing demise due to its dependancy on the ocean, the ocean we've polluted.
painted during @pangeaseed@seawalls_with@lonelywhale