Giant blue whale on the shores of Chile .. How did the blue whale reach the beach?

2023-08-09 2023-08-09T11:06:08Z
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Weather of Arabia - the largest living organism on earth, the blue whale washed up by the waves and landed on the shores of southern Chile.

A giant blue whale washed up on a beach in southern Chile on Sunday, after dying at sea, according to local authorities in Chile on Sunday.

 

A giant blue whale washed up on the shores of Chile

 

How did the blue whale find a beach?

Answer : Residents of the city of Ancud on the island of Chilo discovered the presence of a giant blue whale dead on Saturday on the shore of the Pacific Ocean, 1,000 kilometers south of the capital, Santiago.

Agents of the Chilean National Fisheries Agency, Sernapesca, confirmed that the carcass belonged to a "large sea whale of the Palinopterid family," as they previously announced on the X Twitter platform. "Based on preliminary evidence, we can identify the specimen as a blue whale," the agency added.

 

"Considering its condition, the whale must have died at sea some time ago and drifted to that state," Christian Hudson, the Sernapesca regional manager, told local media.

 

Environmental groups noted that the area's waters are heavily used for fishing and marine traffic, and called for an investigation to determine whether the whale was a victim of a collision.

 

A giant blue whale was found dead on the shores of Chile

 

How long is the blue whale?

According to Chile's nongovernmental Cetacean Conservation Center (CCC), the family Balaenopteridae, or rorquals, includes a variety of species, ranging from the nine-meter (30-foot) minke whale to the blue whale .

Answer : The blue whale reaches a length of 30 meters and is considered the largest animal on earth.

 

How did the blue whale become the largest animal on Earth?

Studies have shown that whales - the largest animals on the planet - evolved to gigantic sizes only approximately 2-3 million years ago as a result of changes in the distribution of their food in the oceans.

 

How big is the blue whale?

Answer : The maximum recorded weight of a blue whale is 173 tons and it can reach a length of 29.9 meters. However, until a few million years ago, whales rarely exceeded 10 meters in length.

 

What is the largest animal on Earth?

 

Why is the blue whale called by this name?

Answer : This object is called the "blue whale" because its color appears blue when it is seen under the surface of the water, although its color is actually gray. Its stomach area, which faces downward, appears yellow, due to the large amount of microorganisms that live on its skin.

 

Where does the blue whale live?

Answer : Blue whales are found in all oceans of the world, either individually or in small groups. The largest concentrations of these whales are in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, they are regularly observed off the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and off the coasts of Monterey in California and Mexico. It should be noted that blue whales spend the summer in polar waters, then migrate towards equator regions in the winter for breeding purposes, and their pregnancy lasts for an approximate period of up to 12 months.

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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