From Fin Whales to Blue Whales: The Whale Species Quiz
The whale may be the most magnificent mammal in the sea, but can you tell one whale from another? Take our quiz to see how much you know about the various whale species and how these creatures differ.
How many different whale species are out there?
True or false: All whale species are endangered.
What are the two main types of whales?
- toothed and nontoothed
- finned and nonfinned
- killer and nonkiller
What is the largest of the toothed whales?
What part of the sperm whale is unusually large?
True or false: Sperm whales have the largest brain of any animal.
Which whales are called the canaries of the sea?
Where does the gray whale prefer to dine?
- on the beach
- at the surface
- at the bottom of the sea
Which of these body parts is unique to the beluga whale?
- massive thick skull
- heavy layer of blubber
- nonfused neck
What color are beluga whales?
True or false: The blue whale is the largest animal to ever live.
What do blue whales prefer to eat?
Roughly how many blue whales are alive today?
What feature is the humpback whale known for?
- tail fin
- pectoral fin
- large head
Is the humpback whale a baleen or odontocetes?
- It depends.
True or false: Killer whales migrate farther on average than any other mammal.
Which of these is the largest member of the dolphin family?
- killer whale
- gray whale
- humpback whale
What color is the killer whale?
- black and white
What type of whale is known for its white chin?
Where do bowhead whales prefer to live?
- tropical climates
- moderate climates
- icy climates
What percentage of the length of the bowhead whale is made up of its skull?
- 20-30 percent
- 30-40 percent
- 40-50 percent
What is the second largest whale species?
- fin whale
- gray whale
- beaked whale
How long can the fin whale get?
- 55 feet (17 meters)
- 85 feet
- 125 feet
How many different species of baleen whale are there?
How many species of toothed whales are known to exist?
How many species of beaked whales can be found?
What is the smallest species of baleen whale?
True or false: A narwhal is a type of whale.
Where do narwhals typically live?
- tropical waters
- arctic waters
- on the Australian coast
True or false: The narwhal actually has feeling in its tusk.