Cape Cod Times Online; Giants in the Balance, James Warren
Named for it color, which looks aquamarine blue under water, the blue whale is the largest creature ever to have lived on earth. Blue whales can grow to more than 100 feet long and weigh over 120 tons. They are also the loudest creature on earth. To learn more about blue whales, click on the "About Whales" link on the navigation bar to the left.