Category: trivia

It’s #FunFactFriday! #DYK that Harbour P…

It’s #FunFactFriday! #DYK that Harbour Porpoises have Megatestes?! That’s right, male Harbour Porpoise testes can swell to 4% of their body mass. The idea is to produce so much sperm that other males’ competing sperm is flooded out or just outnumbered in the female’s reproductive tract. If humans employed the same mating strategy, human testes would be 1.25 kg each (compared to the 17-27 g they are now). That’s at least 46 x bigger. #whaletales #porpoise #didyouknow #trivia #fff #porpoiseareawesome #harbourporpoise #porpoiseofinstagram #getonaboat #exploreBC #salishsea#porpoisewatching #howesound #yvr⠀
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It’s #FunFactFriday! Did you know that M…

It’s #FunFactFriday! Did you know that Minke Whales are the smallest of the baleen whales, and are in fact smaller than some toothed whales?! Though size can be hard to judge on the water they are easily distinguished from other whales by the white “mittens” or patterns they have on their pectoral flippers. Sometimes called “stinky Minke” these whales do have a powerful blow for their size and the smell does carry well over the water.⠀⠀
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#whaletales #whales #minke #didyouknow #whalesareawesome #funfact #trivia #dyk #fff #minkewhale
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It’s #FunFactFriday! Did you know that i…

It’s #FunFactFriday! Did you know that it is thought that Bowhead Whales are the oldest lived mammals on Earth, reaching up to 200 years in age?! This extended life span may be influenced by the cold waters where they live!⠀⠀
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#whaletales #dyk #trivia #bowhead #whalesareawesome #whales #arctic #friyay
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It’s #FunFactFriday! #Didyouknow that Br…

It’s #FunFactFriday! #Didyouknow that Bryde’s Whales were named after the 19th Century Norwegian whaler, John Bryde (pronounced “BROO-dus”)? Bryde’s whales are found in warm seas around the world, growing to 55 feet long and 90,000 pounds as they filter out plankton, crustaceans, and small fish using their large baleen plates.⠀
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#whaletales #whales #brydes #brydeswhales #whalesareawesome #whalewatching #getonaboat #nz #dyk #trivia #funfact #whalesofinstagram
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It’s #FunFactFriday! #DYK that Right Wha…

It’s #FunFactFriday! #DYK that Right Whales were given that name because they were the “right” whales to hunt? With their slow speed, proximity to shore, and large amount of blubber which kept their bodies afloat after death. With an estimated population of less than 400 individuals the North Atlantic Right Whale is extremely vulnerable to numerous physical and environmental threats including ship strikes, noise pollution, oil spills, climate change and other impacts on prey distribution, and entanglement in fishing gear.⠀
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#whaletales #whales #rightwhales #funfact #trivia #whalewatching #didyouknow
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It’s #FunFactFriday! #DYK that Dall&rsqu…

It’s #FunFactFriday! #DYK that Dall’s Porpoises are one of the most commonly misidentified animals off of the coast of BC? They are 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)!⠀
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#whaletales #dalls #porpoise #didyouknow #trivia #funfact #exploreBC #getonaboat #dallsporpoise
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It’s #FunFactFriday! Did you know that t…

It’s #FunFactFriday! Did you know that the Cuvier’s Beaked Whale is also know as the Goose-beaked Whale and is the most widely distributed of all the beaked whales?! It can be found in almost every ocean diving into the deep, offshore waters from the tropics to the cool, temperate seas!⠀ ⁣
#whaletales #didyouknow #trivia #beakedwhales #whales #whalesareawesome #whalesofinstagram #getonaboat #whalewatching #FFF #DYK⁣
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It’s #FunFactFriday! #DYK that while the…

It’s #FunFactFriday! #DYK that while the Atlantic White Sided Dolphin has a white underside it’s actually the yellow patches found behind its dorsal fin that are truly unique?! They are the only Atlantic Ocean pelagic species with any yellow colouration. ⠀
Photo by @whalebreathphotography⠀
#whaletales #dolphinawarenessmonth #dolphins #atlanticwhitesideddolphin #dolphinsareawesome #funfact #trivia #didyouknow #getonaboat #dolphinwatching #whalewatching #atlanticocean #ilovedolphins
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It’s #FunFactFriday and #DolphinAwarenes…

It’s #FunFactFriday and #DolphinAwarenessMonth! #DYK that the Hectors Dolphin is a small cetacean species (1.2-1.6 m) found only in the coastal waters of New Zealand? These dolphins can be divided into two subspecies: The (still named) Hector’s Dolphin found around the South Island and the critically endangered Maui’s Dolphin found around the North Island. #whaletales #didyouknow #funfact #trivia #dolphins #dolphinsareawesome #newzealand #mauisdolphins #hectorsdolphins #dolphinsofinstagram #endangered
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It’s #FunFactFriday! #DYK there are two …

It’s #FunFactFriday! #DYK there are two species of spotted dolphin? The Pantropical Spotted Dolphin is found across all tropical and subtropical waters while the Atlantic Spotted Dolphin, as its name implies, is endemic to the temperate and tropical areas of the Atlantic Ocean.
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#whaletales #dolphin #dolphinsareawesome #spotteddolphins #didyouknow #dolphinawarenessmonth #trivia #getonaboat #storytelling
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