The book, The Sinking of the Whale Ship the Essex gives the amazing historical account of one of these great creatures of the deep, destroying and eighty-five foot three-masted ship.
The following is from creationmoments.com, Oct. 21, 2019: “As far as we know, the blue whale is the largest animal that has ever existed. Every statistic that we find about these giants is overwhelming. A blue whale’s tongue is larger than an elephant. Its flipper can be about six feet long.
A baby blue whale is the size of two minivans. The mouth of a grown blue whale could hold 400 people. Yet the creatures they eat–krill–are only about half an inch long. They swallow vast amounts of water, then filter it back through their baleen–the strange keratin filter-like structure that they have in their mouths. They eat four tons of krill a day. That is 4 million of the tiny creatures. Babies consume 50 to 100 gallons of milk per day.
These whales can dive to nearly 1,000 feet, and they can stay there for 30 minutes, without needing a breath. The water that they blow through their blowhole can jet up to 30 feet high. In short, these are magnificent animals, clearly illustrating the majesty of God’s creation. We read in Genesis 1:21 that God made them on the fifth day of creation:
“And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly.”