Blue Whale

Loudest Animal

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U.S. Postal Commemorative, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

St. Louis, Missouri

Blue whales, found in all of the world’s oceans, including U.S. waters, are the biggest and loudest animals on Earth.  They emit sounds at a volume greater than 180 decibels in water, but pitched too low for humans to detect without sensitive equipment.

http://www.nps.gov/chis/planyourvisit/whale-watching.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_whale

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