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Is a whale a fish?

  1. Myn Is Me profile image70
    Myn Is Meposted 6 years ago

    Is a whale a fish?


  2. JKenny profile image93
    JKennyposted 6 years ago

    Nope, they're mammals like us. They belong to an order called the cetaceans which also includes dolphins and porpoises. They evolved from small furry ancestors around 60 million years ago, and share a close living relationship with the hippo. The blow-hole is actually the whale's nostrils that have migrated further back along their heads down the eons.

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    No a whale is a warm blooded creature - a mammal.

  4. Longtail profile image64
    Longtailposted 5 years ago

    No, it is a mammal, that is, an animal which suckles its young. It differs also from a fish in having no scales on its body and in being warmblooded.

    Moreover, it is an air-breather as much as a dog or horse, and has to come to the surface at intervals for air. In order that it may do this easily its tail is set across its body, and not up and down like that of a fish.