How Long Can a Whale Hold Its Breath?

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The longest amount of time a whale can hold its breath is two hours. A large male whale is known to hold its breath for this amount of time. They can do this by lowering their oxygen demands.
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A whale doesn't hold its breath. It rather gets oxygen from water it then shoots out of its spout.
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The killer whale can hold their breath about 10 minutes. Whales have special adaptions which allow them to hold their breath for long periods which allows them to dive in deep waters to hunt for food.
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