A blue whale dives down in the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. Blue whales are the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth. Adults can grow to be 25 to 32 meters (82 to 105 feet) long and can weigh up to 181, 437 kilograms (200 tons). Their hearts alone can weigh as much as an automobile.

Photograph by Urmas Kaldveer, My Shot
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Mapping Blue Whale Migration
Mapping Blue Whale Migration Activity

Best For
3 - 8

Geography, Science

Appropriate For

  • Educators

Students study whale migration routes using a map scale. They create stories of whale migrations drawing upon the reasons behind animal migration.