10 Weird Facts You Never Knew About Whales

Whales belong to the cetacea order that includes porpoises, whales and dolphins. They are divided into two suborders – toothed and baleen whales. Baleen whales have a bristled, comb-like fringe, known as a baleen, on the upper jaw, that is used to filter crustaceans, small fish and plankton. They are the biggest species of whale. Toothed whales, on the other hand, have teeth and prey on marine mammals, other whales, squid and fish. They use echolocation to locate food and to navigate. This list contains 10 weird facts about whales you probably don’t know.

Moby Dick

There are bowhead whales alive today that were born before the novel Moby Dick was published in 1851.

Beluga Whales, Dolphins And Killer Whales

Beluga whales, dolphins and killer whales only sleep one half of the brain at a time so that they can breathe while resting.