Fin Whale – World’s largest Creature
The largest animal alive is the Fin Whale. these great creatures reach a length of over 30 meters and weigh as much as twenty-four large elephants, The heart of a blue whale is more than a meter in diameter.
The Fin Whale is the second largest whale and also the second largest animal currently living in the world. There are two groups of Fin Whales in the world, north and south. The two groups do not interbreed and never meet. Species from the Southern group can become larger (up to 26 meters) than the Northern group (21 – 23 meters).
The whale’s skin is usually blue-gray with white-gray spots. The underbelly has brown, yellow, or gray specks. During the winter in cold waters, diatoms stick to the underbelly, giving it a yellow to silver- to sulfur-colored sheen; they are sometimes called sulfur bottom.
Blue whales are very fast swimmers; they normally swim 3-20 mph (4.8-32 kph), but can go up to 24-30 mph (38-48 kph) in bursts when in danger. Feeding speeds are slower, about 1-4 mph (1.6-6.2 kph).
Fin whale called as-
A young baby of a fin whale is called a ‘calf’. The females are called ‘cow’ and males ‘bull’. A fin whale group is called a gam, pod or herd’.