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It’s #FunFactFriday! #DYK that Narwhals …

It’s #FunFactFriday! #DYK that Narwhals were once thought to be the “missing link” to the mythical unicorn?! Research has now shown us that the long “tusk” of this Arctic whale is in fact a tooth that protrudes from inside their mouth out through their upper lip. What exactly this tooth is used for is still a subject of study but narwhals have been seen using their teeth to break up small amounts of ice and will sometime “fence” with each other, perhaps in competition for a mate.⠀⠀
#whaletales #whales #narwhal #narwhalsareawesome #whalesofinstagram #whalewatching #storytelling #whalesareawesome #narwhalsofinstagram
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It’s #FunFactFriday! Did you know that w…

It’s #FunFactFriday! Did you know that while Sei whales may come third in the size category they’re first when it comes to speed?! These baleen whales can reach top speeds of 55.5km/h (34.5mph)!⠀
Photo by @whalebreathphotography ⠀
#whaletales #seiwhales #didyouknow #dyk #trivia #whales #whalesareawesome #whalesofinstagram #baleenwhales #funfact #getonaboat #whalewatching #photography
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It’s #FunFactFriday! #DYK that just like…

It’s #FunFactFriday! #DYK that just like the right whale they were named after, both Northern and Southern Right Whale Dolphins have no dorsal fin? They are small species found in the cold water ranges of the hemisphere that corresponds with their name.⠀
#whaletales #funfact #didyouknow #rightwhaledolphins #dolphins #dolphinsareawesome #trivia
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It’s #FunFactFriday! #Didyouknow Grey Wh…

It’s #FunFactFriday! #Didyouknow Grey Whales are easily mistaken for logs in poor visibility as they are usually not particularly active at the surface? Underwater is another story though as these gentle giants can navigate with amazing accuracy into quite shallow waters where they scrape and filter mussels and clams out of the sandy bottom.⠀
Photo by Brian Gisborne⠀
#whaletales #greywhales #whales #dyk #trivia #salishsea #whalewatching #getonaboat #filterfeeders #whalesofinstagram #whalesareawesome #graywhales
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It’s #FunFactFriday! #DTK that Sperm wha…

It’s #FunFactFriday! #DTK that Sperm whales are the largest toothed whale in the world?! They have the largest brain on earth which can weigh about 17 pounds in an adult! ⠀
PC: Ocean Wise Marine Mammal Research Program⠀
#whaletales #whales #didyouknow #trivia #dyk #spermwhales #storytelling #sharingiscaring #getonaboat #whalewatching #whalesareawesome
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It’s #FunFactFriday! Porpoises are more …

It’s #FunFactFriday! Porpoises are more than just hipster dolphins! Dolphins and Porpoises are distant cousins, and last had a common ancestor roughly 15 million years ago. In fact, humans have shared a more recent common ancestor with Chimpanzees (5 million years ago) than porpoises do with dolphins!⠀
#whaletales #porpoises #dolphins #didyouknow #trivia #dyk #dolphinsareawesome #hipsterdolphins #porpoisesareawesome #getonaboat
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It’s #FunFactFriday! The “Humpback…

It’s #FunFactFriday! The “Humpback Comeback” is one of the greatest successes we’ve seen along our coast! In the last hundred years we’ve seen the North Pacific population go from thriving to nearly extinct from whaling all the way back to a now non-threatened status consisting of approximately 20,000 individuals!⠀
Photo by @taslishaw⠀
#whaletales #whales #humpback #whalewatching #salishsea #trivia #dyk #humpbacksareawesome #getonaboat #funfact #humpbackcomeback
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It’s #FunFactFriday! #DYK that Pygmy Blu…

It’s #FunFactFriday! #DYK that Pygmy Blue Whales are the smallest of the three blue whale sub species, though they still grow to an impressive 24 meters in length?! These whales are also thought to be the most numerous of all of the blue whales with some estimates suggesting their numbers make up half of the total blue whale population⠀
Photo by @Whale_Watch_Western_Australia⠀
#whaletales #whales #bluewhales #whalesareawesome #pygmybluewhales #didyouknow #funfact #trivia #whalewatching #getonaboat #anotherdayinWA
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It’s #FunFactFriday! #Didyouknow that Da…

It’s #FunFactFriday! #Didyouknow that Dall’s Porpoises are one of the most commonly misidentified animals off of the coast of BC?! Frequently thought to be “baby” killer whales, even the largest of these cetaceans (2-2.4 m long) is still smaller than a newborn orca (2.6 m)! Photo by @TheMarineDetective
#whaletales #porpoise #porpoisesareawesome #dyk #trivia #exploreBC #Salishsea #porpoisewatching #funfact #cetaceans
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It’s #FunFactFriday! #Didyouknow that Be…

It’s #FunFactFriday! #Didyouknow that Beluga Whales have an incredibly varied diet? While they primarily rely on small schooling fish they can also be found eating crabs, clams, worms, and other invertebrates that hide on the ocean floor. Belugas can uncover these tasty treats thanks to their uniquely flexible lips which allow them to squirt jets of water into the sand, blowing away their prey’s protection.
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