Whale Facts

Get the facts on some of the world's most rare and incredible whale species

Whales are the largest creatures on earth. Some whale species are even larger than the largest dinosaur that ever existed. They travel the farthest of any mammal throughout the world's oceans and sing the most complex songs of any wildlife.

An Orca whale jumping out of the water off the coast of southeast Alaska.

© John Hyde / Greenpeace

These magnificent creatures have captivated humans for centuries. Most people only get the chance to see a whale when they return to the surface to breathe. In recent years, scientists have discovered incredible things about the behaviors and biology of whales.

Get the facts on these whale species:

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