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  1. At 120 tons, the blue whale is easily the largest living organism ever to have existed on the planet, often reaching lengths of one hundred feet or more. (Web site)
  2. Twenty tons is slightly less than a Russian geosynchronous communication satellite.
  3. Some 1,500 tons were distributed to over 39,000 families in Kirundo, Muyinga, Gitega and Ruyigi provinces. (Web site)
  4. About 100 tons were harvested every year, some for consumption in Hong Kong restaurants and some for export to neighboring countries. (Web site)

Three Tons

  1. To generate one ton of amines, manufacturers must discard three tons of byproducts, adding to the overall cost of production.

Several Tons

  1. Most wide-body aircraft can carry hundreds of passengers and several tons of cargo, and are able to travel for distances up to 17,000 km.
  2. The Emperor obliged: The next time they sat down to eat with him he had them smothered to death under several tons of petals.

Blue Whales

  1. Animals range in size from no more than a few cells to organisms weighing many tons, such as blue whales and giant squid. (Web site)

Blue Whale

  1. The blue whale s can eat over 4 tons of these tiny creatures per day during their summer feeding season.
  2. The oil yield of blubber from a blue whale, for example, was up to 50 tons. (Web site)
  3. A blue whale eats up to 4 tons of krill everyday. (Web site)


  1. An adult Blue Whale can eat up to four tons of krill in a single day.
  2. The quantity of krill needed each day by a whale whose adult weight is often over 50 tons is very large.
  3. During feeding, each humpback whale eats up to 1.5 tons of food per day that consists mainly of euphausiids (krill), and various small schooling fishes.

Four Tons

  1. Blue whales must eat two to four tons of krill a day during the feeding season to survive the rest of the year. (Web site)
  2. Its stomach can hold one ton of krill and it needs to eat about four tons of krill each day.
  3. With the baleen plates, blue whales filter vast quantities of krill (tiny shrimp-like crustaceans), consuming as much as four tons per day. (Web site)


  1. Reserves of aluminum ores, occurring mainly in Liaoning and Shandong provinces, are estimated at more than 1 billion metric tons. (Web site)
  2. Current resources and reserves are 297,000 tons @ 4.2% for 12,453 contained nickel tons. (Web site)

Billion Tons

  1. Domestic and international water transport systems each more about 1 billion tons of cargo per year.
  2. World coal consumption is about 5.3 billion tons annually, of which about 75% is used for the production of electricity.
  3. These black holes are not necessarily low mass, for example, it requires 1 billion tons of matter to make a black hole the size of a proton.


  1. The minke whale is one of the smallest of the rorqual whales, growing up to 10 m (33 ft) in length and 10 metric tons in weight. (Web site)


  1. Megaton (Mt): the energy of an explosion that is equivalent to an explosion of 1 million tons of TNT. One megaton is equal to a quintillion (10 18) calories.


  1. By the 1830s, hundreds of tons of coal were being transported by barge to ports in Cardiff and Newport.
  2. By the 1890s, Cardiff was Britain's largest coal-exporting port, with exports peaking at over 10 million tons in 1913. (Web site)


  1. In 2003 Kazakhstan harvested 17.6 million tons of grain in gross, 2.8% higher compared to 2002.


  1. Additionally, Bolivia has increased zinc production, extracting more than 100,000 tons each year.
  2. The largest reserve base of lithium is in the Salar de Uyuni area of Bolivia, which has 5.4 million tons. (Web site)

Million Metric Tons

  1. Almost 1.5 million metric tons of MSG is sold in the United States per year.
  2. To provide all of this food requires the application of 0.6 million metric tons of pesticides in North America per year. (Web site)
  3. About 1.5 million metric tons were sold in 2001, with 4% annual growth expected.[3] MSG is used commercially as a flavour enhancer.


  1. The Philippines consumes a total of 11.9 million metric tons of rice annually, most of which is grown domestically.
  2. For example, on May 13, 1991, 500 tons of sulfur dioxide were released from Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines. (Web site)
  3. The steel plates, weighing about 50,000 tons were brought to the Philippines in six ships. (Web site)


  1. The filling of a geosyncline with tons of sediment is accompanied in the late stages of deposition by folding, crumpling, and faulting of the deposits.
  2. The deposits there are estimated to contain 300,000 tons of pollucite at an average of 20% caesium. (Web site)
  3. The deposits there are estimated to contain 300,000 metric tons of pollucite at an average of 20% caesium. (Web site)


  1. And Afghanistan has never had the kind of railroad needed to haul away the tons of copper that could be extracted. (Web site)
  2. The Girl Scouts had been using ten tons of copper a year for their award pins. (Web site)
  3. Russia is also a notable exporter of copper (168,000 metric tons in 1990) and nickel (127,000 metric tons in 1990). (Web site)

Great Pyramid

  1. The Great Pyramid was built from an estimated 2,300,000 blocks weighing around 2,5 tons each, over a period of 20 years.


  1. The Pyramid is made of Limestone blocks (weighing more than 2 tons each). (Web site)
  2. The blocks used in the pyramid are large, with a commonly stated average of 2.5 tons. (Web site)
  3. Total weight of this pyramid is 6.5 million tons.

South Korea

  1. In return, the reclusive nation has received 50,000 tons of heavy fuel oil shipped from South Korea.
  2. Products are all exported to Japan and South Korea, respectively, exported 192.9 thousand tons and 1.18 million tons.


  1. China has become the largest producer of raw cashmere and current estimates of production put their annual clip at approximately 10,000 metric tons. (Web site)
  2. This jade assemblage, 224 centimeters in height and 5 tons in weight, is the largest jade artwork in China.
  3. China is rich in solar energy and the theory storage volumes are 1.7 trillion tons of standard coal annually.


  1. Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) is a toothed whale that is, due to its length of 18 meters and weight of 50 tons, the biggest animal on the Earth.
  2. The BURAN orbiter is able to put up to 30 tons into Space and to return up to 20 tons of payload to the Earth. (Web site)


  1. The Moon has an atmosphere so tenuous as to be nearly vacuum, with a total mass of less than 10 metric tons.
  2. The total mass of sulfur dioxide in the eruption clouds was approximately 6.6 ± 1.9 × 10 5 metric tons on November 14. (Web site)
  3. The containers are designed for launch via Soyuz and Proton LV. They could deliver the payload having a mass from 4 to 13 tons. (Web site)


  1. Orca's are the largest species of dolphin growing up to 9 metres in length and weighing up to 9 tons.


  1. The black numbers indicate how much carbon is stored in various reservoirs, in billions of tons ("GtC" stands for GigaTons of Carbon).
  2. This type of storage, or sink, accounts for the majority of carbon on Earth, 66,000,000 to 100,000,000 billion metric tons (gigatons or Gt).
  3. In contrast, a SEER 12 standard would only avoid the construction of 27 400-megawatts power plants, reducing 73,000 metric tons of NOx and 24 Mt of carbon. (Web site)


  1. From two to six tons of acetic acid anhydride is a reagent required to produce heroin from one ton of raw opium.
  2. We formulate almost 50 Metric Tons of acetic acid per month.


  1. The evidence is spotty, but some say this monster-snake exists, reaching lengths in excess of 130 feet and weighing as much as 5 tons. (Web site)
  2. If the rhinoceros beetle in Samoa were eradicated, Samoa could produce in excess of 40,000 metric tons of copra.
  3. If the rhinoceros beetle in Samoa were eradicated, Samoa could produce in excess of 40,000 metric tons (44,000 short tons) of copra. (Web site)


  1. Napier Deltic — A high-speed, lightweight (about 4 tons) diesel engine used in fast naval craft and some railway locomotives.
  2. Napier Deltic - A high-speed, lightweight (about 4 tons) diesel engine used in fast naval craft and some railway locomotives.


  1. Baleen whales strain huge volumes of ocean water through their baleen plates to capture food: tons of krill, other zooplankton, crustaceans, and small fish. (Web site)
  2. More than 10 million tons of crustaceans are produced by fishery or farming for human consumption, the majority of it being shrimps and prawns. (Web site)


  1. Both weigh around 10 tons and feed on krill and small fish.
  2. Surprisingly for such a huge animal they feed on small fish and krill but have to eat around four tons a day which equates to around 40 million krill a day.
  3. Blue whales feed on krill and may consume several tons each day, although during much of the year they apparently do not feed at all.


  1. From 1987 to 1991, about 250,000 metric tons of methane were recovered and sold to pipeline companies annually from mines in Alabama and Utah.


  1. On the other hand, volcanoes release tons of carbon into the atmosphere regardless of whether humans burn fossil fuels or not. (Web site)
  2. Each square meter on Earth is protected by about 10 tons of atmosphere.
  3. The powerful eruption launched millions of tons of fine volcanic dust and gases into the atmosphere. (Web site)


  1. Mukryan Rural Cooperative Organization has bought some 470,000 tons of wheat, valued at Rls.840 billion, from farmers since the beginning of the year.
  2. The Vale of Glamorgan yields, on the average, 25 bushels of wheat per acre, from 30 to 35 of barley, 35 of oats, and 6 tons of potatoes.
  3. Dispatched a shipment of 25,000 metric tons of wheat to Lebanon to ensure an uninterrupted supply of food.


  1. The ferry bound for Samarinda, East Kalimantan, from Parepare, carrying 300 passengers, cattle and hundreds of tons of rice. (Web site)
  2. Cambodians were expected to produce three tons of rice per hectare; before the Khmer Rouge era, the average was only one ton per hectare. (Web site)
  3. In addition, 1.1 tons of rice was distributed by 2 Bakornas helicopters to Samar Kilang village in Syiah Utama subdistrict, Bener Meriah.


  1. There are also dozens if not hundreds of granite blocks weighing 5 to 20 tons that were quarried in Aswan 580 miles away and hauled on barges.


  1. Each the size of a school bus, these awesome mammals cruise, mouths agape, so as to gather the tons of biomass they need to sate their appetites every day.
  2. At 17.4 million BTU per ton, the actual fuel requirement is less than 0.1 tons of biomass. (Web site)
  3. The biomass of ctenophora in the Black Sea reached a million tons at the highest point of its development. (Web site)


  1. The company has permission from Verona authorities to recycle 122,000 tons of waste a year, though so far it has used no more than 58,000 tons, he says. (Web site)
  2. Here is a closer look at the tailings dam where waste from the mining process is dumped at a rate ranging between 1,500 and 2,500 metric tons per day.


  1. There are dozens of missions, hundreds of secrets, tons of vehicles and weapons, and all kinds of new stuff to do.
  2. The Earth is picking up several tons per day of dust and other stuff, not including the very uncommon meteorite.


  1. Poker is a great game; it's tons of fun, and it has never been as potentially profitable as it is today. (Web site)

Chrysotile Asbestos

  1. There, some 10,000 workers turn out more than 500,000 tons of chrysotile asbestos annually.


  1. In the 20th century the U.S. produced 3.3 million metric tons of asbestos but consumed 31 million metric tons. (Web site)

International Space Station

  1. The Payload of this mission was a big cargo module, the MPLM, which transported tons of supplies to the International Space Station.
  2. The cargo supply vessel is to deliver about 2.5 tons of cargo to the International Space Station.
  3. The Russians continue to use the Soyuz, which can put about 7.5 tons into Earth orbit, for launching the Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station.


  1. In 2007, NASA signed a $719 million contract for 15 Soyuz seats on return trips to the ISS as well as for 5.6 tons of cargo. (Web site)
  2. The Kliper will have a mass of 14.5 tons, fly 700kg payloads to the ISS and return 500kg payloads to Earth.
  3. It was a 10-day mission to deliver four tons of supplies to the ISS in preparation for its first inhabitants.

Baleen Whale

  1. They are the smallest species of baleen whale, weighing only 10 tons on average.
  2. The Blue Whale -- The Blue Whale is what is known as a baleen whale, a mammal, that can grow up to 110 feet long and weigh about two hundred tons.

Baleen Whales

  1. Baleen whales have many strands of baleen instead of teeth which they use to strain out tons of plankton from sea water.


  1. Primary energy sources are commonly measured in different units: barrels (= 42 gallons) of oil, cubic feet of natural gas, tons of coal. (Web site)
  2. The size of the whale's head is attributed to the size of this organ that can weigh 13.6 tonnes (15 tons) and contain 3.6 tonnes (4 tons) of oil.
  3. During this time 1,146 whales were processed producing 10,000 tons of oil. (Web site)


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