How big is a blue whale? Draw a life size whale and see!  Great outdoor STEM activity -- science & math -- with some fun books about whales!

How Big is a Blue Whale? Outdoor Science Activity

How big is a blue whale? Draw a life size whale and see! Great outdoor STEM activity -- science & math -- with some fun books about whales!

A researcher has found that historical estimates of some of the largest ocean creatures are not correct.

New Size Estimates for Large Ocean Animals (Infographic)

A researcher has found that historical estimates of some of the largest ocean creatures are not correct.

Great infographics presenting the different breeds of dogs, cats, whales, bees, sheep, goats, horses, chicken, pigs, cattle and ducks (click images to enlarge).

Great infographics presenting the different breeds of dogs, cats, whales, bees, sheep, goats, horses, chicken, pigs, cattle and ducks (click images to enlarge).

The blue whale is not only the largest mammal and the largest animal known to have existed. It also has the largest heart of any animal, about the size of a car and weighing 1,500 pounds. It produces the planet’s slowest heartbeat, beating four to eight times per minute. (NOAA Photo Library/Flickr)

50 Amazing Records From Across the Universe (PHOTOS

The blue whale is not only the largest mammal and the largest animal known to have existed. It also has the largest heart of any animal, about the size of a car and weighing 1,500 pounds. It produces the planet’s slowest heartbeat, beating four to eight times per minute. (NOAA Photo Library/Flickr)

Humbpack whales - Réunion island - are bloody beautiful. Their sheer size and texture is so surreal it seems digitalised. Seeing two of them together, side by side, it's difficult to imagine how so much matter could exist in one view.

Humbpack whales - Réunion island - are bloody beautiful. Their sheer size and texture is so surreal it seems digitalised. Seeing two of them together, side by side, it's difficult to imagine how so much matter could exist in one view.

Earless Seals (Phocidae Family - True Seals) Example #1: Hooded Seal (Cystophora cristata).   ("Hooded seal - Wikipedia.")    Google search: "The Hooded Seal (Cystophora cristata) is a large Phocid found only in the central & western North Atlantic. The seals are typically silver-grey in colour, with black spots that vary in size covering most of the body. Hooded Seal pups are known as "blue-backs" because their coats are blue-grey on the back with whitish bellies. Wikipedia."

Earless Seals (Phocidae Family - True Seals) Example #1: Hooded Seal (Cystophora cristata). ("Hooded seal - Wikipedia.") Google search: "The Hooded Seal (Cystophora cristata) is a large Phocid found only in the central & western North Atlantic. The seals are typically silver-grey in colour, with black spots that vary in size covering most of the body. Hooded Seal pups are known as "blue-backs" because their coats are blue-grey on the back with whitish bellies. Wikipedia."

When it comes to size, humans are mere peanuts next to ballpark-sized animals. Here are 10 of the biggest animals that have ever roamed planet Earth.

10 of the biggest animals to roam the planet

When it comes to size, humans are mere peanuts next to ballpark-sized animals. Here are 10 of the biggest animals that have ever roamed planet Earth.

Passing Whales Print Large Art Print Screen print by brightbeige

Large Art Print, Whale Print, Silkscreen Print, Whale Art, Whale Decor, Large Wall Art, Wall Decor, Nautical Wall Decor, Navy Blue Art

This may be the biggest and most brutal animal attack ever caught on film: a pod of killer whales attacking a blue whale, the largest animal on the planet. Watch how the orcas coordinate their efforts on the tail and use their numbers to overwhelm the blue whale's greater size.

This may be the biggest and most brutal animal attack ever caught on film: a pod of killer whales attacking a blue whale, the largest animal on the planet. Watch how the orcas coordinate their efforts on the tail and use their numbers to overwhelm the blue whale's greater size.

Las ballenas azules son los animales mas grande de todo el planeta, y siempre lo han sido. Una ballena azul promedio tiene doble tamaño que el mas grande de los dinosaurios.

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Las ballenas azules son los animales mas grande de todo el planeta, y siempre lo han sido. Una ballena azul promedio tiene doble tamaño que el mas grande de los dinosaurios.

Indonesia has pledged to protect a top leatherback turtle nesting site. / ©: WWF-Canon / Roger Leguen

Indonesia has pledged to protect a top leatherback turtle nesting site. / ©: WWF-Canon / Roger Leguen

Blue whales. The largest animal that has ever lived on earth & we still have a few.

Blue whales. The largest animal that has ever lived on earth & we still have a few.

J. Crew yellow and blue whale Wellies Size 9 Really cute yellow J. Crew rain boots with blue whales. Only worn a couple of times so in good condition. Super fun pair of rain boots, I wish they fit better! J. Crew Shoes Winter & Rain Boots

J. Crew yellow and blue whale Wellies Size 9

J. Crew yellow and blue whale Wellies Size 9 Really cute yellow J. Crew rain boots with blue whales. Only worn a couple of times so in good condition. Super fun pair of rain boots, I wish they fit better! J. Crew Shoes Winter & Rain Boots

Fin Whales are often called Blue Whales by mistake. Fin Whales are fast and are sometimes called the grayhounds of the sea.  Notice the size of the diver and compare it to other drawings.

Fin Whales are often called Blue Whales by mistake. Fin Whales are fast and are sometimes called the grayhounds of the sea. Notice the size of the diver and compare it to other drawings.

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