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1,700 firkins is about two-thirds as heavy as a Blue Whale
In other words, it's 0.664 times the weight of a Blue Whale, and the weight of a Blue Whale is 1.51 times that amount.
(Balaenoptera musculus)
Blue whales weigh between 2,560 firkins. The largest mammal to have ever lived, blue whales feed almost exclusively on krill — tiny invertebrates weighing about 0.00002450 firkins each.
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