The majestic blue whale is the largest animal to ever have lived on Earth, often reaching 82 to 105 feet, but unless you see one in person you can’t truly understand their size. Their tongue alone can weigh as much as an elephant, and its heart can weigh as much as a car, and the whole whale weighs up to 200 tons. They are often twice the length of a bus.
If you’re looking for a bucket list item for you and every other member of your family, this is the perfect experience that can be enjoyed by young and old.
Blue whales have a similar life span to humans; they often reach 80 to 90 years, and though they are endangered, there has been a steady increase in their population thanks to the efforts of conservationists.
Where can you go to watch these majestic animals? Well, like any wild animal, it’s difficult to pin down, but to go on a whale watching experience there are a few places you can go.
The coast of Canada north of Quebec City, where water from the Saguenay River flows into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, is a good bet, as the waters are very deep and rich with food that whales love. Here, not only will you have the chance of seeing a blue whale, but you may also see humpback whales and fin whales.
You can also go whale watching in Iceland, where blue whales are frequently sighted from May through August.
However, Monterey Bay in California is considered the best location by many, as the blue whale population here is the largest and healthiest in the world. The blue whales like it here due to the abundance of krill during July through to October.
Seeing a blue whale is an experience you and your loved ones will never forget. If you haven’t yet started your bucket list, you can do so on Buckil,and there you’ll find plenty more ideas for your bucket list. You can also search for the Buckil bucket list app on Google Play for Android or the App Store for iOS.