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The Largest Animal Ever

"The largest sea or land animal that ever lived is still alive -- the sulphur bottom or blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus), one specimen of which was measured at 110 feet, 2 and one-half inches long and weighed almost 200 tons, more than 50 full-grown elephants and twice as much as the largest recorded dinosaur." (Excerpt from The Ocean Almanac, by Robert Hendrickson, Doubleday, 1984, pg. 87)

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