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Do whales jump out of the water because they are itchy?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (17697points) August 17th, 2016

Trying to scratch off barnacles and algae?

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Buttonstc's avatar

They need air to breathe.

Buttonstc's avatar

They aren’t fish. They are aquatic mammals like dolphins. Big difference between them and fish.

johnpowell's avatar

They breath through the blowhole and that is on top so all they would have to do is surface.

The more I think about it the impact from hitting the water when you are that big would probably do a good job of cleaning you off.

I always just assumed they enjoy it. Dolphins do it too and I would think there would be less of a “cleansing” due to their size and shape.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

No, they jump out of the water because they’re awesome.

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