Whales Around the World

Whales are one of nature’s most amazing creatures. These warm-blooded, air-breathing creatures that live in the sea are nature’s largest mammals. Scientist that study whales have found that there are between 79-84 different species of whales that live in every ocean in the world, and they come in many different shapes and sizes. One of the whales most fascinating characteristics is their breeding habits. Whales that live in the Northern Hemisphere never breed with whales that live in the Southern Hemisphere. Although their migration patterns take them throughout both hemispheres in the course of a year, their breeding schedules never allow them to mix. Another fascinating characteristic of whales is their ability to communicate. Marine biologists have spent years trying to crack the code of the whole language. Whales travel in groups called pods, and along their

One of the whales most fascinating characteristics is their breeding habits. Whales that live in the Northern Hemisphere never breed with whales that live in the Southern Hemisphere. Although their migration patterns take them throughout both hemispheres in the course of a year, their breeding schedules never allow them to mix. Another fascinating characteristic of whales is their ability to communicate. Marine biologists have spent years trying to crack the code of the whole language. Whales travel in groups called pods, and along their journey, they emit high-pitched sounds like whistles. As whales travel the hundreds of miles they like to sing in groups. Scientists say that a group of whales traveling together will systematically change the tune of their song when they got bored. Whales also use these high pitched noises to attract mates. Whales are nature’s longest travelers and can cover almost the entire globe in one year.