Name: Amanda Kenefick
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?
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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