Both toothed and baleen (filter-feeding) whales are among the largest animals ever to exist. Blue whales, which measure up to 100 feet (30 meters) long and can weigh over 150 tons, are the largest animals in the history of life on Earth.
This short animated film, produced by Stephanie Sardelis of the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, decodes the evocative melodies composed by the world’s largest mammals.
and you showed me the letter
from your father who left when you were five.
I saw one once—heaved onto the sand with kelp
stuck to its blue-gray skin.
Heavy and immobile,
it lay like a great sadness.
they said it took weeks
for the whale to die deep below the surface
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