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WOW! They Turned Their Camera On At The PERFECT Moment To Capture Some Truly Amazing Footage!

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I was on a cruise once and one morning I was looking out into the vast sea and I saw an amazing sight. It was a group of dolphins that were all traveling in unison. I didn’t have a camera ready at the time and I kick myself for that.

A group of tourists was recently treated to one of the most spectacular close encounters of their lives. As they ventured into the open waters off Quebec, an extremely rare blue whale surfaced, and they were lucky enough to capture it on camera for us to see.

 Whale watching is a favorite pastime for vacationers the world over. If you ever plan to visit a coastal destination while on holiday, make sure to schedule in some time for this once in a lifetime experience.

The blue whale is unimaginably rare. Researchers put their numbers at just around twelve thousand animals world wide. Thanks to global conservation efforts, however, their numbers are on the rise.

Blue whales are the largest animals on planet Earth. They can grow to be over one hundred feet long, and weigh thousands of tons. It has been said that a blue whale’s tongue alone can weigh as much as an elephant. Amazingly, their lungs can hold thirteen hundred gallons of air for a dive beneath the surface. While they typically swim just a few meters below the surface, there have been documented dives of more than sixteen hundred feet deep.

They belong to a group of whales known as the Baleens. These enormous whales consume only plankton by swishing seawater over large plates made of keratin, the same material that human hair and fingernails are made of. As they open their mouths underwater, they force the water back out through the comb-like plates, trapping krill shrimp and other plankton.

 Blue whales once roamed every ocean of our world, but by the early twentieth century were hunted almost to extinction. It was not until 1966 that an international treaty could be drawn up to save this wondrous animal, but thanks to almost fifty years of protection, their numbers are once again on the rise.
 They can cover as much as two hundred and eighty miles a day during their migratory cycle. Blue whales typically travel alone or in small groups of two or three. Most other baleen whales can travel in herds, or pods, of several dozen animals.

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