Ornella Bayona

I am a lover of everything nature and animal related with over 15 years of experience in the field of wildlife rescue and education. Currently living in Colombia working with wild and domestic animals and spending all my free time writing about them :)

How Many Whales Are Left In The World?

how many whales are left in the world

When talking about whales it’s impossible to overlook all the damage humans have caused their populations throughout history thanks to whaling, captivity, and industrialization among other causes and practices.  Even today whales continue to be affected by humans and are constant victims of bycatch, vessel strikes, global warming, and more. So taking into account everything …

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How Big Is A Baby Blue Whale?

how big is a baby blue whale

Grasping the size of a blue whale is enough to take anyone’s breath away. Remember this is not only the largest animal on earth but the largest animal to ever live on this planet!  With an average weight of 200 tons and a length that equals about 5 school buses lined up, it’s hard to …

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Are Minke Whales Dangerous?

are minke whales dangerous

Minke whales, like all rorquals, are gentle, serene creatures that exhibit a great deal of curiosity towards humans and have never displayed aggressive behavior when in the presence of divers, swimmers, and snorkelers.  Although this is the smallest of the baleen whales, the minke whale can reach lengths of 9 m / 30 feet and …

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How To Survive A Whale Attack

how to survive a whale attack

When thinking about whales it’s easy to immediately gravitate toward an image of peacefulness that seems almost magical. How can you not? Watching these creatures effortlessly swim through the blue ocean in a kind of underwater ballet is a truly sublime sight.  Nevertheless, even some of the smallest members of the whale family have enough …

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What To Do If You See A Sea Snake

what to do if you see a sea snake

When planning a trip to the beach or partaking in an underwater oceanic adventure most people might think of the risks of encountering sharks, eels, or jellyfish but it’s far less common to be worried about sea snakes. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if I came across someone who’s never even heard of them.  …

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