Wild Blue

Wild Blue

A Natural History of the World's Largest Animal

Book - 2008
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"The blue whale holds the title of largest creature that has ever lived, and it may also be the most mysterious....Their mouths can gulp more than thirteen thousand gallons of seawater. A newborn can be over twenty feet long and gain nearly twenty tons in seven months-- about eight pounds per hour. Blue whales emit more powerful sounds than any other animal on earth, though many of their vocalizations are beyond the range of human hearing....A century ago, some three hundred thousand roamed the seas. But in the first decades of the twentieth century, humans hunted and killed 99.9% of them. Their numbers decimated, the species seemed destined for extinction. Only in recent years has the number slowly begun to increase, along with hope for the blue whale's future."--Book jacket.
Publisher: New York :, Thomas Dunne Books,, 2008.
ISBN: 9780312383879
0312383878
Characteristics: xiii, 315 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm.
Summary: "The blue whale holds the title of largest creature that has ever lived, and it may also be the most mysterious....Their mouths can gulp more than thirteen thousand gallons of seawater. A newborn can be over twenty feet long and gain nearly twenty tons in seven months-- about eight pounds per hour. Blue whales emit more powerful sounds than any other animal on earth, though many of their vocalizations are beyond the range of human hearing....A century ago, some three hundred thousand roamed the seas. But in the first decades of the twentieth century, humans hunted and killed 99.9% of them. Their numbers decimated, the species seemed destined for extinction. Only in recent years has the number slowly begun to increase, along with hope for the blue whale's future."--Book jacket.

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