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Whales Fab Fact 3

Blue whale and a 737

Whales Fab Fact 3: blue whales are big! The blue whale is one of the biggest animals that ever lived on earth. It grows up to 30 metres (98 feet) long and can weigh over 150 tonnes (165 tons). Despite their enormous size, very little is known about blue whales. Their routes through the ocean… Read more »

There’s something about whales…

Since Whales | Tohorā opened at Te Papa on 1 December 2007, visitors of all ages have been touched by these extraordinary mammals and their stories. Almost 90,000 people from all over the world have come to see the exhibition – over 3,000 attended on Saturday 16 February alone! (Te Papa’s 10th birthday celebrations). Bruce… Read more »