Open up wideee!..💙🐟 #WhaleWednesday
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During the 20th century, the species was almost exterminated due to commercial whaling. The species has slowly recovered following the global whaling ban but it remains endangered and faces a number of serious threats including ship strikes and the impact of climate change.
Sei whales are simply enormous with their length going to 60 feet! They are also one of the fastest.
These whales can reach speeds in excess of 30 miles per hour for short bursts/periods of time.
Sei whales are largely solitary animals although they may be seen swimming in small pods of up to 6 at times and on rare occasions may increase to around 50 or more during certain feeding periods.
These whales are known for creating very loud low-pitched sounds.
As of current not much is known about why these sounds are created.
Little is known about the social structure of sei whales or their relationships to one another regarding whether or not they bond or develop long-term relationships.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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