Blue Whale Zoological Poster


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Blue Whale Zoological Poster - Balaenoptera musculus

The Science:

The blue whale is the largest animal on Earth, measuring up to 98 feet in length and weighing 180 tonnes. It can eat up to 40 million krill (nearly 8,000 pounds) a day, which it filters out of the water with specialized teeth called baleen. Fully expanded, its mouth can hold up to 90 tons of food and water. The blue whale typically dives for 10 minutes at a time while feeding and must return to the surface to breathe through its blowhole. A blue whale skeleton is shown, with an Indian elephant, and a human for scale, and wonderfully abstract views of the mouth and baleen. This is one of a wonderful series of Scientific German Educational Charts, created in the 1950s and 60s and still produced by the original printer, internationally recognized for producing educational science charts since 1929. These charts are issued today using the original film and same methods as the first printing. They are printed without inscription for both classroom study and decorative purposes, with special attention paid to botanical detail and scientific accuracy.

The Story:

Mounted on linen canvas stretched on wooden rods for display, each measures 44.5 inches tall by 32.25 inches wide (85 cm x 120 cm), and comes with a nylon cord strung through the top wooden rod for easy hanging. Each comes securely rolled and will be shipped to you in a sturdy mailing tube. These lovely botanical posters are large, colorful and impressive pieces of science decor. Add a touch of vintage classroom style to your home today!


SKU: HD-PO0043
Dimensions: 36"W x 46.5"H
Scientific Name: Balaenoptera musculus
Origin: Germany
Material: Linen backed canvas
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