Whales are in the order called cetacea which comprises of porpoises, dolphins, and whales. They are divided into 2 suborders – baleen, and toothed whales. Toothed whales have teeth and prey on marine mammals, squid, fish and other whales. They use echolocation to locate food and to navigate.
Baleen whales, on the other hand, have a bristled, comb-like fringe, called baleen, on the upper jaw, which they use to filter crustaceans, plankton, and small fish. They are the most prominent species of whale. Here are 10 interesting facts about whales you never knew.
1. Moby Dick
There are bowhead whales living today that were being given birth to before the novel Moby Dick was written in 1851.