Friends of the Sea

Friends of the Sea

Phileas will be with some of the world’s most amazing wildlife. It’s been great to learn about the oceans and some of the issues that we are facing as a planet.

I had always believed that a Blue whale could swallow a human – but their throats are only the size of a dinner plate even though they are up to 100ft long

A Blue Whales tongue is so large that 50 people could stand on it

The heart of a Blue Whale is the size of a small car! (mini)

Jellyfish have been around for more than 650 million years which means they were around before dinosaurs and sharks

Dolphins sleep with only half of their brain with one eye open so they can watch for predators and other threats

A Dolphins hearing is so good it can pick up an underwater sound from 24 kilometres away

Lobsters can live up to fifty years

Great White sharks can go as long as 3 months without eating

Pearls grow naturally only once in every 20, 000 oysters – they are made up of sand

A scallop has 35 blue eyes

An Octopus has 3 hearts and the colour of its blood is blue

The call of a Blue Whale is 188 decibels and is the loudest by any animal on the planet

Turtles live on every continent except Antartica

Sharks get a lot of bad press but more people are killed each year by elephants, bees and crocodiles

The smallest shark is the Dwarf shark which is as big as your hand

A shark needs to swim otherwise they would sink

The Oceans contain 99% of living space on the earth and less than 10% of that space has been explored.

The average depth of the ocean is 3795metres

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