WHALES. The biggest, humongousest animals on the planet. Walking Swimming monsters. And oftentimes surprisingly gentle creatures.
In Whales, Sally Morgan walks us through a general set of knowledge regarding whales – their habitat, life span, feeding habits, senses, communicative abilities, and migratory patterns. We are introduced to many different kinds of whales – orcas, belugas, humpbacks, and baleens. Here are a few of the random facts I learned from Whales.
– A whale’s blowhole is covered by a large flap whenever it dives underwater.
– Whales have been seen to breach more than 80 times an hour while playing.
– The bowhead whale’s mouth is so huge a minivan could drive into it!
– The blue whale’s moans register at 180 decibels, a sound louder than any animal and louder even than a jet engine!
Conclusion. Not super detailed, but decorated with gobs of bright pictures.
Review © 2015 Laura Verret