The tale of the blue whale bitten in half has made the headlines since it turned up on the South African coast in 2021. The attack was suspected to have been caused by a great white shark. A pair of orcas were also suspected. The incident has left many people puzzled and intrigued about this animal’s fate.
Blue whales are tiniest of all whales
The blue whale is the tiniest of all whale species. It can hold up to 5,000 kg of water in its mouth, which it licks with its fleshy tongue. The blue whale usually travels alone, although they sometimes travel in groups, especially when food is abundant. Females usually give birth to a single calf once every two or three years, and gestation lasts 10-12 months.
They eat krill
Whales eat krill as their main source of nutrition. Their diet consists of between 20 and 50 million calories a day. These huge creatures can eat up to four tons of krill in a single day. Blue whales, the biggest among the baleen whales, feed almost exclusively on krill.
They are at the top of the food chain
Whales are the top predators in the ocean and can eat a lot of fish and other marine animals. They feed on zooplankton and krill, which are found in the ocean. Because whales are so large, they don’t have many natural predators. Instead, they rely on their large size and appetite to survive. And of course, their sharp teeth don’t hurt either.
They were attacked by a shark in 2021
Several years ago, Blue Whales were attacked by a shark while they were swimming in the ocean. This incident is referred to as the Blue Whale Bitten. However, it is not clear how this incident relates to the attack in 2021. Scientists and researchers are still trying to learn more about this incident. It is important to note that these attacks are extremely rare.
Their carcass was attracted to sharks
A dead sperm whale was discovered in the Seychelles on April 18, 2017. Scientists have used the carcass as a feeding ground, observing foraging behaviour and species richness. They have also measured cross-species interactions and calculated community structure.
It was cut in half by a shark
Several years ago, a blue whale was attacked by a shark. The incident was captured on camera and went viral on social media. While this incident was not common, it has become a cause for concern. Typically, sharks do not attack humans, but they are known to attack passing whales. Often, the shark will sneak up behind the whale or sneak up underneath it. The white shark in this case was estimated to be 14 feet long.
It was not washed up on shore
There is a story about a Blue Whale that was bitten in half off the coast of Maui. The story is now viral across social media, but the truth behind the event is still under investigation. The incident happened on March 1, 2021. A father and son were on a boat when the whale bit them in half. The two survived, but the rest of the boat was not recovered.
Theories about the incident
Despite the lack of physical evidence, the Dyatlov incident has left many people scratching their heads. There are several theories about what happened. One is based on the theory that a power struggle may have been involved. The incident occurred in the same month that the 21st Communist Party Congress was being held in Moscow. In addition, the government had implemented enhanced service mode, which prevents military equipment from leaving a given location. Furthermore, all personnel training pertaining to the transport of military hardware has been canceled and commanders are on round-the-clock duty.
The shark that bit off the other half of the whale
It’s not yet clear what the exact reason is behind the Blue Whale’s bite marks, but researchers think the shark likely focused on a part of the whale’s head that houses its nasal organs. They think that the shark was going for the fat surrounding these organs, a high-energy food source.