Whale Etymology and definitions The word whale comes from the Old English whl, from Proto Germanic hwalaz, from Proto Indo European s kwal o , meaning large sea fish.The Proto Germanic hwalaz is also the source of Old Saxon hwal, Old Norse hvalr, hvalfiskr, Swedish val, Middle Dutch wal, walvisc, Dutch walvis, Old High German wal, and German Wal The obsolete whalefish has a similar Sperm whales The deep diving capabilities of sperm The sperm whale is holder of many impressive records Sperm whales hang out in a world that most of us can barely comprehend a world challenging for humans to survive in than outer space. Blue whale The blue whale Balaenoptera musculus is a marine mammal belonging to the baleen whale parvorder, Mysticeti At up to . metres ft in length and with a maximum recorded weight of tonnes short tons , it is the largest animal known to have ever existed Long and slender, the blue whale s body can be various shades of bluish grey dorsally and somewhat lighter underneath. The Origin of Whales and the Power of Independent Evidence ow do you convince a creationist that a fossil is a transitional fossil Give up It is a trick question You cannot do it There is no convincing someone who has his mind made up already. Dolphin Adaptations whalefacts One of the fascinating things about dolphins and their larger whale relatives is that these creatures are not fish, they re marine mammals. This means among other things, that they breathe air. They also reproduce like other mammals, and the females give birth to live young and nurse them with milk. Yet, they live all the time in water, so how did this come to be Whale evolution Are Maiacetus inuus, Indohyus, and Dear Joel, Somebody had to say it Whale done Truly, whales are my favorite creatures on earth And your elegant summation of evidence is a rich support for their creation by a loving, Omniscient Designer. Space Whale All The Tropes Wiki FANDOM powered by Wikia Also, the whale survived for only a few minutes A whale could hold their breath for that long In the s Robert F Young wrote a series of stories about a man who teams up with a space whale The stories also featured lots of complex typewriter generated graphics, Whalebone Arch Bragar, Isle of Lewis The Whalebone Arch, in Bragar, Isle of Lewis, is one of the landmarks you will see as you travel round the northern tip of the Outer Hebrides Erected by Murdo Morrison, former postmaster in Bragar, the whalebone arch was formed from the jaw bones of a giant whale which beached itself and died in Bragar Bay after been harpooned by hunters A Whale s Afterlife The New Yorker Jeffrey Marlow writes about the strange marine ecosystems that grew around a whale fall, in the Pacific Ocean, known as Rosebud. Microplastic in a macro filter feeder Humpback whale First time that microplastics were found in a baleen whale Megaptera novaeangliae.Diversity of polymer types and particle shapes found, with a size of mm cm. Potential relation between microplastic concentration in organism and foraging area.