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How do blue whales find their way around in deep water?
Whales use their sense of hearing and touch in deep water.
How does the blue whale feed?
The blue whale eats time krill by swallowing a large swarm and trapping them on its baleen plates.
Do you think the blue whale is a lonely animal? Why or why not?
Blue whales are not lonely because they sometimes swim in groups and they communicate through humming.
What is the main idea of this selection?
The blue whale, the largest creature on Earth, is a mammal with very interesting characteristics.
adult
having grown to full size; mature
vast
very great in size; huge
swallow
to take into the stomach through the mouth and throat
feast
to eat heartily
calm
not moving; still
mammal
warm-blooded animal that feeds its young with milk and has a backbone and hair