All about Whales

Over the next several weeks, we are going to share amazing information about some of our favorite animals here at SeaWorld, as well as around the world.  This week, we’ll meet the largest ocean-dwelling mammals, whales.

Whales are mammals in the order Cetacea, and are grouped into two suborders: whales with teeth and a single blowhole (Odontocetes) and whales with baleen and two blowholes (Mysticetes).  Toothed whales include dolphins, porpoises, belugas, narwhals, sperm whales, river dolphins, and beaked whales. Baleen whales include right whales, gray whales, blue whales, and humpback whales.  Did you know during the feeding season, a blue whale can eat up to 8,000 lbs of krill each day?

Learn more about whales, including where they live, what they eat, and how we can help continue the conservation of these incredible animals.

Whale Resources