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WHALES  QUIZ  QUESTIONS


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A


1.  About how many different kinds of dolphins and

          whales are there?Answer

2.  What is the more common name of the orca?Answer

3.  What are the two main types of whale?Answer

4.  Which whale is the "submarine of the sea"?Answer

5.  Which dolphin is the smallest dolphin and about

       how long does it get?Answer

6.  What is the largest whale in the world?Answer


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B

1.  What is the round bulge on the head of most

       toothed whales called?Answer

2.  What is the bulge on the head of most toothed

        whales used for?Answer

3.  Where is the "dorsal fin"?Answer

4.  What is different about a whale's tail compared

        to a fish's tail?Answer

5.  What is a whale doing when it leaps out of the

        water?Answer

6.  What is "lob-tailing"?Answer


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C

1.  Which whale has the longest tooth?Answer

2.  Which whale is totally white?Answer

3.  Name either of New Zealand's famous dolphins.Answer

4.  Approximately how long can a sperm whale stay

        underwater without breathing?Answer

5.  Which whale was the most popular whale to be

        killed by whalers?Answer

6.  Whales and dolphin breathe through what?Answer


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D

1.  Which whale is most often stranded on the NZ coast?Answer

2.  Which famous character from the Bible was

        swallowed by a whale?Answer

3.  When a baby dolphin or whale is born, what does

        the mother (and a friend) do immediately?Answer

4.  What is the system toothed-whales and dolphins

        use to find objects in the water?Answer

5.  What kind of whales are the "singing whales"?Answer

6.  The "Free Willy" movies feature what kind of whale?Answer


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E

1.  How long can a blue whale grow to?Answer

2.  What is the special oil in a sperm whale's head?Answer

3.  What is the sperm whale's favourite food?Answer

4.  What do baleen whales usually eat?Answer

5.  Fish breathe through gills.  What do whales and

       dolphins use (not blowholes!)?Answer

6.  Instead of teeth, whales like humpbacks and right

       whales have what?Answer


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F

1.  A whale's size is good for protection against enemies,

        but it is also useful for what?Answer

2.  The weight of a blue whale is equal to about how

        many elephants?Answer

3.  Where is the "melon"?Answer

4.  A group of whales or dolphins is called what?Answer

5.  Baby whales are called what?Answer

6.  Whalers could tell what kind of whale a whale was

       from a long way away by looking at what?Answer


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Killer whale

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Baleen and toothed

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Sperm whale

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Hector's dolphin (about 6 feet long or 1.8m)

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Blue whale

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Melon

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Echolocation
Or: it helps focus sonar signals

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On the back

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Whale's tail = horizontal
Fish's tail = vertical

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Breaching

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It is when a whale slaps the surface of the water with its tail

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Narwhal

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Beluga

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Opo or Pelorous Jack

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Around 45 minutes. Can be up to an hour at the most.

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Right whale

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Blowholes

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Pilot whales

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Jonah

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Help the baby to the surface to breathe

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Echolocation

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Humpback whales

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Orca (killer whales)

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30 metres

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Spermacetti

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Squid (or giant squid)

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Plankton (or krill)

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Lungs

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Baleen

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Warmth

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30

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In the head

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Herd (or pod)

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Calves

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The shape of the spout of water and air from the blowhole

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