A 2014 Creation article highlighted
the dubious (some would say fraudulent) nature of much of this, based on Dr
Carl Werner’s extensively documented
research. 9 The online version includes
his videotaped interviews with evolutionary whale experts who make some
crucial and damaging admissions.
Safety in size
No individual creature in the ocean is
big enough to prey on the Blue Whale.
Sometimes orcas (killer whales), acting
in a pack, do so, attacking the whale
repeatedly until it is too weak to flee.
Successful attacks like this on an adult
are, however, rare. More often, the orcas
will try to separate a mother whale from
its young calf, which is then relatively
easy for the pack to overpower and eat.
Nothing else hunts and kills the mighty
Blue Whale—apart from man.
It is estimated that before organized
whaling, the Blue Whale population
was around 250,000. But with a huge
commercial return in oil from just one
such creature, whalers of the 19th and
20th centuries drove this majestic animal
to the brink of extinction. In 1931 alone,
nearly 30,000 were taken. In 1966 the
International Whaling Commission
finally banned the killing of Blue
Whales, allowing some recovery; their
numbers today are estimated at 10,000
Most of us will never see a living
Blue Whale in the ocean. Even so, we
can appreciate and stand in awe of
this largest of all animals, created
by God and reflecting His glory and
References and notes
1. Gough, Z., See the world’s biggest heart,
bbc.com, 20 August 2015.
2. Davies, E, The world’s loudest animal
might surprise you, bbc.com, 1 April 2016.
Also Smith, C., Pistol packing ... shrimp?!
17 April 2012.
3. Pyenson, N.D. et al., Discovery of a sensory
organ that coordinates lunge feeding in
rorqual whales, Nature 485(7399):498–501,
2012 | doi: 10.1038/nature11135.
4. Sarfati., Baleen whales have unique
sensory organ, Creation 35( 4): 38–40, 2013;
5. Bérubé, M. and Aguilar, A., A new hybrid
between a Blue Whale, Balaenoptera
musculus, and a Fin Whale, B. physalus:
frequency and implications of hybridization,
Marine Mammal Science 14(1):82–98,
January 1998 | doi: 10.1111/j.1748–7692.1998.
tb00692.x. Both have baleen instead of
adult teeth. No hybrids are known between
toothed and baleen whales, and from
their different anatomy, one would not
expect any single Genesis kind to contain
representatives of each of these two types.
6. See creation.com/speciation for several
articles on the subject.
7. See Chapter 5, ‘Whale Evolution’ in Sarfati,
J., Refuting Evolution, Creation Book
Publishers, Powder Springs, GA, USA,
8. Klinghoffer, D., Now it’s whale hips:
another icon of Darwinian evolution,
vestigial structures, takes a hit,
evolutionnews.org (a Discovery Institute
site = ID), 15 September 2015.
9. Batten, D., Whale evolution
flops, Creation 36( 4): 34–35, 2014,
JEFFREY DYKES, B.A.,
lives in Florida, USA, and currently works in
computer networking. A former zookeeper, he
has worked with many different kinds of animals.
He has a degree in linguistics and is a writer.
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