What lives in the ocean, breathes air, can grow up to 110 feet long, and weigh as much as 100 cars? If you guessed a whale, you are right! Whales are some of the largest animals to ever live on the planet. In the Gulf of Maine, we have 22 species of whales. To learn more about the whales of the North Atlantic visit Blue Ocean Society’s web page.
Here at Seacoast Science Center we have a whale skeleton of our own! Watch the video below to learn about Tofu the Humpback Whale. To learn how you can identify some of the different baleen whales commonly spotted in the Gulf of Maine, visit the step by step Baleen Whale ID below and then head to the Whale Fluke Coloring Page to make your own flukes!