Scale models of various whales hung above our heads. On the right is the blue whale we've seen today , then the grey whale, the minke whale, the sperm whale, the right whale, and finally the orca, or killer whale.|
The blue is far and away the largest in the whale family, sometimes growing more than 100 feet in length. The ones we saw today were probably 60-70 feet.
We said the blue whale was the largest in the world. Actually, the blue whale is the largest animal that has lived in our world! Even bigger than the dinosaurs were.