Had doubts on why cartoons have whales releasing a fountain from above? Or do you wonder why whales and dolphins swim to the surface repeatedly? This video has the answer. The video shows a whale surfacing from below the sea and loudly blowing up, before re-entering the teal waters. Wildlife Planet re-posted this video by Dolphin Drone Dom while saying, “Take a listen to the best sound in the entire world.”
The giant slowly surfaces on the water and sprays an unimaginably huge amount of water before diving into the sea again. As the whale comes up, the waves are distorted and almost paralyzed, only to gulp up the creature in again. The loud gushing sound gives some real goosebumps to the listeners. One can’t help but replay the video several times.
So why are there nostrils on the top of a whale’s body? As you would remember from your school days, whales and dolphins are not fishes; they are actually mammals. Fishes have got gills to chill underwater without having to come up to get some oxygen every now and then. But dolphins and whales have no gills. Instead, they have lungs, like us. Being mammals, they don’t lay eggs, and instead, they give birth to young ones. Believe it or not, they feed them with milk, just like human beings and other mammals do.
We have nostrils that are exposed to the environment all the time. Whales and dolphins have nostrils called blowholes- quite huge ones on their back. These blowholes are surrounded by groups of muscles that function by keeping the holes closed while the giant is underwater. On the other hand, the muscles relax when the whale or dolphin is at the surface, and the hole opens up wide to spout.
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