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How Do Baleen Whales Feed?

How Do Baleen Whales Feed?

I was recently asked about baleen whales and their techniques for collecting food. There are three families of baleen whales, and all three use different techniques to feed. Right whales and bowhead whale use filter feeding, gray whales use a bottom-feeding approach,...
10 Largest Whales Of North America

10 Largest Whales Of North America

North America is one of the world’s best destinations for whale-watching some of the largest whale species in the world. Some of the largest whales in the world inhabit this region.  There are about 90 known species of whales worldwide. Each species varies in...
What Are The Predators Of Humpback Whales?

What Are The Predators Of Humpback Whales?

Humpback whales are some of the largest animals on Earth, but other animals will prey on them. In this article, we look at the most common predators of humpback whales. A few shark species, along with killer whales and humans, prey on humpback whales. However,...
What Are The Predators Of Humpback Whales?

How Did Whales Evolve?

The evolution of the whale has been long and varied. From land mammals to marine mammals, many adaptations were needed. Whales evolved from early land mammals, adapting to life in the oceans by losing their hind limbs, growing a flat tail, developing flippers, and...
Why Do Whales Come Close To Shore?

Why Do Whales Come Close To Shore?

Seeing whales from shore is an experience that many people would love to experience.  I was asked recently why they come so close to the beach. Whales come close to shore for many reasons. Pollution, protection from predators, and migration patterns are some...
Where Can You Watch Killer Whales in North America?

Where Can You Watch Killer Whales in North America?

Killer whales, or orcas, as they are commonly known, can be seen in many places in North America. However, killer whales are dolphins. This guide shows you the best places to see these fantastic animals in their natural habitats. There are many places to watch killer...