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My question is how much do the grey whales pectoral fins weigh? Also I would like to know how much the grays weigh? My last question is what do the grey whales pectoral fins look like?



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Hi Amanda, thanks for the question!
Grey whales are pretty amazing animals, bigger than any other animal ever to live on the earth! (at least that we've discovered so far!) When full-grown, they weigh between 25 - 35 TONS! The females are usually bigger than the males.

The grey whale's pectoral flippers are rounded, and used mainly for steering and stabilizing the whale.

I'm not sure what a fin (or "flipper") would weigh, though you might be able to find this kind of information at your library in a book on "Whaling", because you'd have to kill the whale to find out how much a flipper weighs!!

Tom F Ihde



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