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Whales are the largest species of exclusively aquatic placental mammals, members of the order Cetacea, which also includes dolphins and porpoises. The term whale is ambiguous: it can refer to all cetaceans, just the largest ones, or only to members of particular families within the order Cetacea. This latter definition is the one followed within Wikipedia. Whales are those cetaceans which are neither dolphins (i.e. members of the families Delphinidae or Platanistoidae) or porpoises. This can lead to some confusion as Orca (Killer Whales) and Pilot Whales have "whale" in their name, but are dolphins from the perspective of classification. Cetologists tend not to worry too much about making a distinction.

Like all members of the order, whales evolved from land mammals which returned to the sea undergoing aquatic adaptation, probably in the Eocene, between 55 and 34 million years ago. The precise ancestry of whales is still obscure, as there is no commonly agreed succession, but they are thought to have evolved from a group of carnivorous artiodactyla (even-toed hoofed animals). In 2001, two important 47-million-year-old partial fossils, named Rodhocetus balochistanensis and Artiocetus clavis, were discovered in Balochistan, Pakistan. These fossils represent intermediate forms between land-living ungulates and whales and are evidence that the whales' closest relatives on land might be hippos, which had been previously suggested by DNA studies. The first fully marine cetaceans, like Basilosaurus, appeared 40 million years ago.

Like all mammals, whales breathe air into lungs, are warm-blooded (i.e., endothermic), breast-feed their young, and have some (very little) hair. The whales' adaptions to a fully aquatic life are quite conspiciuous: The body is fusiform, resembling that of a fish. The forelimbs, also called flippers, are paddle-shaped. The end of the tail holds the fluke, which provides propulsion by vertical movements. Whales do not possess hind limbs, small bones inside the body are the only remains of the pelvis. Most species of whales bear a fin on their backs. Beneath the skin lies a layer of fat, the blubber. It serves as an energy reservoir and also as insulation. Whales have a four-chambered heart. The neck vertebrae are fused in most whales, whhich provides stability during swimming at the expense of flexibility. Whales breathe through blowholes, located on the top of the head so the animal can remain submerged. Baleen whales have two, toothed whales one blowhole. When breathing out after a dive, a spout can be seen from the right perspective, the shape of which differs among the species. Whales have a unique respiratory system that lets them stay underwater for long periods of time without taking any oxygen. Some whales, such as the Sperm Whale, can stay underwater for up to two hours in a single breath.

Whale females give birth to a single calf. Nursing time is long (more than one year in many species), which is associated with a strong bond between mother and young. In most whales reproductive maturity occurs late, typically at seven to ten years. This strategy of reproduction spawns few offspring, provided with a high rate of survival
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VIDEO CLIPS
Humpback Whale
5.460MB  MOV  View Movie
Banderas Bay Humpback Whales
humpback slapping tail to surface
Humpback Whale
4.017MB  MOV  View Movie
Banderas Bay Humpback Whales
Three humpbacks, a single adult female, a calf, and an escort male
Humpback Whale
6.881MB  MOV  View Movie
Banderas Bay Humpback Whales
Two whales having fun
Humpback Whale
0.857MB  MOV  View Movie
Banderas Bay Humpback Whales
Humpbacks showing acrobatics (breaching)
Blue Whale
1.028MB  TML  View Movie
Mike Johnson Marine Natural History Photography
Blue Whale
Blue Whale
0.181MB  TML  View Movie
Mike Johnson Marine Natural History Photography
Blue Whale
Blue Whale
0.040MB  TML  View Movie
Mike Johnson Marine Natural History Photography
Blue Whale diving
Blue Whale
0.028MB  GIF  View Movie
Mike Johnson Marine Natural History Photography
Blue Whale
Great White Shark
2.139MB  MOV  View Movie
Extreme Science
Great White Shark attacks Killer Whale
Fin whale
1.037MB  AVI  View Movie
University of Aberdeen Zoology Museum
Fin whale
Humpback whale
1.169MB  MOV  View Movie
Ocean stock footage
Mating humpback whales, French Polynesia
Humpback whale
0.639MB  MOV  View Movie
Ocean stock footage
Humpback whale, Moorea, French Polynesia
Humpback whale
0.934MB  MOV  View Movie
Ocean stock footage
Humpback whales and dolphins
Humpback whale
0.295MB  MOV  View Movie
Ocean stock footage
Humpback whale breaching
Blue Whale
1.236MB  MOV  View Movie
Ocean stock footage
Aerial shot of whales
Gray Whale
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Ocean stock footage
Gray mother whale and calf
Sperm Whale
12.892MB  MOV  View Movie
Whalenet
Sperm Whale Satellite Tagging in the Azores
Blue Whale
3.647MB  MOV  View Movie
Whalenet
Closeup of Blue whales, one with a satellite tag
Blue Whale
4.150MB  MOV  View Movie
Whalenet
Blue Flukes & Biopsy Sample
Blue Whale
0.842MB  MOV  View Movie
Whalenet
Blue Whale Satellite Tag
Fin Whale
3.253MB  MOV  View Movie
Whalenet
Excellent footage of fin whales & dolphins together; annotated example of identifying field marks
Whale
0.959MB  MOV  View Movie
Whalenet
Demonstration of whale flipper slapping
Whale
1.960MB  MOV  View Movie
Whalenet
Watch a whale feed! View ventral pleats.
Minke Whale
3.294MB  MOV  View Movie
Whalenet
Narrated rare minke sighting
Humpback Whale
1.665MB  MOV  View Movie
Whalenet
Spy Hop by Humpback Whale
Fin whale
3.757MB  MPG  View Movie
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Fin whale spraying out from the sea surface.
Fin whale
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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Underwater view of fin whale
Fin whale
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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Fin whale with Newfoundland's sea shore in the background
Whale
0.617MB  MPG  View Movie
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Whale release movie
Whale
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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Whale release movie
Whale
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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Whale release movie
Killer Whale
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National Geographic - Creature Feature Archive
Video of Killer Whales
North Atlantic Right Whale
0.534MB  MOV  View Movie
CNN
Right whale takes a breath
Gray Whale
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CNN
Gray whales off the coast of Washington
Humpback Whale
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National Geographic
Humpback whales logging
Sperm Whale
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PBS
Demon of the Sea?
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