Endangered Blue Whales Spotted Off California Coast
Blue whales, the largest creatures in the planet, packed on the pounds due to the great density of krill caused by climate change. (Photo : David McNew/Getty Images)

The sheer size of the blue whale is breathtaking, an animal known as the largest ever to exist. That’s right, in the entire history of the planet, no other species was ever bigger than any known dinosaur that walked the Earth.

Part of the baleen family of whales, the blue whale can grow up to nearly 100 feet long and 191 tons heavy. According to a report from Popular Mechanics, the massive size of these whales is partly caused by climate change.

The warming waters have forced krill — which all baleen whales eat — into more concentrated parts of the ocean, which means a selection of whales are able to feed on more krill than…