Wall of Thoughts: A blue whale was spotted off the coast of Sydney last month and it is only the 3rd time that the largest animal on earth is spotted nearly after 100 years. This is the endangered species of the animal.
According to officials from the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), the whale may have measured more than 25 metres (82 feet) in length and weighed over 100 tonnes (100,000 kg), BBC reported.
According to Andrew Marshall “The blue whale is the largest animal on the planet yet despite its size it could have easily slipped by Sydney’s coast unnoticed,” he said in a press release, a BBC report stated.
He further added, “Despite its large size, blue whales are mostly invisible even to experienced whale-watchers”. “They are not often seen because they tend to live very far out to sea, their populations are widely dispersed and we have very limited data on its migration and critical habitat.”
This magnificent photo was captured by a Photographer named ‘Sean K’ he wrote on Instagram “I’m speechless but could blurt out a million things at the same time.”
He further wrote“Yesterday watching a lot of humpbacks travel south in my usual spot at Maroubra, one of the great wonders of the magical ocean appeared in-front of me: a blue whale,”.
At present, the total population of the blue whale, stands between 10,000 to 25,000, according to a report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).