Baleen whales are some of the largest creatures in the world. In fact, the blue whale is a type of baleen whale, is the largest creature to have ever lived. It is hard to imagine a creature that is large enough to swallow a small school bus in one gulp. Take this quiz to learn more about baleen whales.
How are whales categorized?
by their size
by their teeth
by their blowholes
If baleen whales don't have teeth, how do they eat?
by swallowing their food whole
by filtering their food
by using their gums to chew food
How do baleens filter their food?
using hairy plates
both of the above
How many blowhole openings do baleen whales have?
How many tons of food can a baleen whale eat each day?
The 11 types of baleen whales are divided into how many groups?
How did the Balaenidae whales get the name right whales?
They were right for hunting.
They tend to swim using their right fin.
Their blowhole is on the right side.
In which motion does a baleen whale's tail move?
side to side
up and down
in a circular motion
Baleen whales do not have:
Which type of whale has the longest flippers?
Which is the biggest whale?
Baleen plates are made from keratin. In which part of the human body would you find keratin?
How many baleen plates would you find in a humpback whale's mouth?
Different whales eat using different methods. How do right whales feed?
by skimming the water surface
by gulping water from deep in the ocean
by sucking in food from the ocean floor
How many gallons of water does a rorqual whale ingest when it gulps?
Krill and plankton that whales feed on disappear in the winter. What do whales do to compensate for this?
They migrate to warmer waters to conserve energy.
They hibernate through the winter months.
They eat plants and algae.
Pregnant female baleen whales increase their food intake by how much in the second half of their gestation period?
What do baleen calves eat?
Who preys on baleen whales?
both of the above
How did the phrase "getting a whaling" come about?
The sound of people crying sounds like a whale's noise.
Whips were made from whale materials.
The same material was used to beat people and to catch whales.