Blue Whale is considered as the largest living animal on the planet, and so far, no scientists have been able to measure the heartbeat of this magnificent mammal. However, a group of scientists from California able to record heartbeats of Blue Whale, which no one had imagined would happen. The report shows that few marine biologists have recorded the heartbeat of Blue Whale on California’s coast by attaching a suction cup on the back of a Blue whale. Marine biologists who put the suction cup managed to record the heart activity of Blue whales for more than 9 hours.
The magnificent animal was moving continuously and even resurfaced a few times during this time, and scientists were able to find some surprising facts. Reportedly Blue whale’s heart rate jump to up to 34 beats per minute when it was on the surface, and the heart rate got slowed down when it went back into the depth of the ocean. Scientists said that the heartbeat of the Blue whale depends mainly upon the activity it’s performing.
A blue whale’s heartbeat has been found to be increased significantly during the search of prey. This new study can help scientists to see the new limits of biology since large animals like Blue Whale have not been appropriately studied earlier. On average blue whale are 98 feet long, and they weigh approximately 381400 pounds. This new health study might show us the reason why Blue Whales are considered as the most significant living animal on this planet and at what extreme their body operates. Scientists are trying to research more about other blue whales with the help of suction cup and other technology. Leading scientist of this study said that they are trying to find new technology, approaches, and methods to study big animals like a Blue whale.