WONDER #2542: Why Do Whales Breach?

Question 1 of 3

This Wonder was mostly about...

  1. theories experts have for why whales breach.
  2. how whales find each other when they’re lost.
  3. examples of animals that breach other than whales.
  4. why whales are the best sea animal.

Question 2 of 3

Which of these is NOT an animal that breaches, according to this Wonder?

  1. Sharks
  2. Dolphins
  3. Rays
  4. Anglerfish

Question 3 of 3

Which is the BEST evidence that whales breach to communicate with each other?

  1. “Whales may breach to clear their skin of parasites and other small animals.”
  2. “Many other species of fish are also known to jump above water from time to time. ”
  3. “Baby whales have been observed breaching repeatedly if they’ve lost sight of their mothers”
  4. “The answer is that experts aren’t quite sure. Breaching doesn’t seem to serve any obvious purpose.”

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