Inside the blue whale | The Life of Mammals

Everyone has heard of the blue whale, yet they are rarely seen and not often filmed. Sir David's delight at the privileged close up view of one of these ocean giants as it breached right beside him is evident. Although difficult to comprehend, at 30 metres in length and 180 metric tons or more in weight, the blue whale is the largest animal ever known to have existed.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 4'09''
  • Broadcast year: 2008
Curriculum Connection
  • Biology

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UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Programme: The Life of Mammals
  • Episode: Return to the Water