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Blue Whale

 

Whale and Dolphin Watching in Sri Lanka

  The Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is a marine mammal belonging to the suborder of baleen whales. At up to 32.9 meters (108 ft) in length and 172 metric tons (190 short tons) or more in weight, it is the largest animal ever known to have existed.

killer whALES

   
  Killer whales or Orcas are probably the best known of the whales, as large carnivores they have a keen intelligence that enables them to be trained in captivity to do various tricks for rewards. They are easily identified with their distinctive black and white patterning, a large and prominent dorsal fin, very sharp stout conical shaped teeth on their upper and lower jaws.

FIN Whale

   
 

The second largest after the blue whale, the fastest swimming of all the large whales (sometimes called the greyhound of the seas) and the commonest. Fin whales can produce sounds of 75-80dB at around 100Hz which is very loud for an animal source. In pre-propeller oceans this sound could travel for well over a hundred kilometres.

Sperm Whale

   
 

The name comes from the enormous bulbous spermaceti organ in the head.  Only males are found in Antarctic waters. Sperm whales are toothed whales rather than filter feeders and are the deepest and longest of all whale divers catching giant squid in the dark ocean depths.

 

Bottlenose dolphin

   

  Bottlenose dolphins live in groups called pods that typically number about 15 dolphins, but group size varies from solitary bottlenose dolphins up to groups of over 100 or even occasionally over 1000 animals. Bottlenose dolphins, the genus tursiops, are the most common and well-known members of the family Delphinidae, the family of oceanic dolphins.

Spotted Dolphin

   

  The Pantropical spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata) is a species of dolphin found in all the world's temperate and tropical oceans. The species was beginning to come under threat due to the killing of millions of individuals in tuna purse seines.