Doyle points out that hummingbirds can fly more than

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smaller bodies, hummingbirds show great strength through their flight habits. Doyle points out that “[Hummingbirds] can fly more than five hundred miles without pausing to rest.” However, not only does their heart help them, but it also hurts them. Their heart, “the size of an infant’s fingernail” as Doyle proclaims, beats ten times in a second, and hummingbirds “suffer more heart attacks and aneurysms and ruptures than any other living creature.” By adding this information, Doyle proves just how physically vulnerable a hummingbird’s heart is when compared to other creatures, such as the blue whale. The blue whale is an emotionally vulnerable mammal, and it happens to have the largest heart in the world. While the size of the blue whale’s heart may or may not contribute to its actions, Doyle points out that “the animals with the largest hearts in the world generally travel in pairs.” Doyle’s inclusion of that statement shows that blue whales need social interaction with
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Morgan Crosby 2.1.18 Mrs. Thibodeaux English 2 Acc. 4 th Block other blue whales. Doyle adds that “[blue whales’] penetrating moaning cries, their piercing yearning tongue, can be heard underwater…” The author’s portrayal of a blue whale’s cries demonstrates how humane whales are, and it also confirms their sensitivity. Doyle not only uses
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