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Comparative sizes of whales

Comparative sizes of whales

As this diagram shows, the blue whale is huge – the world’s largest animal. It can measure up to 30 metres long and weigh up to 150 tonnes. Maximum lengths are shown here.

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Artwork by Bruce Mahalski

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Gerard Hutching, 'Whales - Blue whales and fin whales', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/diagram/7079/comparative-sizes-of-whales (accessed 23 March 2017)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006