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Meet the largest animal that ever livedthe blue whale. Whats so great about being big? You can move faster and farther, you can avoid predators, and you can have a longer lifespan. In Part One of our four-part Giants of the Sea series, youll explore some of the fascinating mysteries that blue whales hold for researchers.#Whales #Oceans #Cetology #EvolutionWatch the full Giants of the Sea series: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrfcruGtplwF3vB0ZMat5761ATPbB9NcI Learn about the blue whale model at the American Museum of Natural History: https://youtu.be/2F6r-GplE9s Body size is one of the most important factors in determining how an organism functions and interacts with its environment. Scientists are studying the blue whale to understand how it evolved to such a large size and what lessons it might hold for protecting the species in the future.For a descriptive transcript, please visit: https://www.amnh.org/explore/videos/research-and-collections/why-are-blue-whales-so-bigSubscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AMNHOrg Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/AMNHorg Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/amnh Facebook: http://www.fb.com/naturalhistory Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/amnh This video and all media incorporated herein (including text, images, and audio) are the property of the American Museum of Natural History or its licensors, all rights reserved. The Museum has made this video available for your personal, educational use. You may not use this video, or any part of it, for commercial purposes, nor may you reproduce, distribute, publish, prepare derivative works from, or publicly display it without the prior written consent of the Museum. American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY