North Atlantic RightWhale
If you picked mostly D’s, you’re a
You’re a rarity! There are only about 450
Right Whales left in the world. Sadly, we’re losing many because ships sometimes crash into them and Right Whales can get all tangled up in fishing gear. That’s because Right Whales seem to hang out where a lot of human activity is — along the coast. Here they’ll chow down on zooplankton or tiny animals that look like shrimp. And they eat a lot of it— up to 1,100 kilograms in one day! They get that much grub in by opening up their mouths wide and swimming through the water, catching their prey as they go. With that much food, it’s no wonder that they’re really large animals— weighing in at 63,500 kilograms and as long as 16 metres. Yowza! If you don’t spot them from their size alone, they also have these neat bumpy white patches, called callosities, all over their heads. Amazing creatures!