The largest creature that has ever lived
Our Expert Says… "All the statistics about these wonderful creatures are incredible… Their heart is the same size as a compact car; their tail flukes are wider than a soccer goal; their mouth is large enough to hold the equivalent of almost half a million Big Macs at once, but the opening to their throat is only the size of a beach ball… The list of amazing facts can go on and on!"
The blue whale is one of the most iconic whale species. Growing to almost 30m (100ft) long and weighing up to 190 tons, blue whales are the largest creature ever to have existed on earth. And yet these gentle ocean giants feed on tiny, half-inch long crustaceans called krill.
Pictures of Blue Whale
Our trips to spot the Blue Whale