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Blue Whales Pirouette Before Engulfing Prey

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:23 PM

As if behemoth ballerinas, blue whales pirouette before lunging at their prey, a strategy that may help the giants ambush krill from below.

"This behavior probably improves the whales' chances to engulf the most krill possible," said study co-author Ari Friedlaender, a marine biologist at Duke University.

The new findings, detailed today (Nov. 27) in the journal Biology Letters, may shed light on how the enigmatic creatures hunt and devour their shrimplike prey.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:35 PM

Ok, Blue Whales enjoy dancing and dining...seems quite reasonable to me. ^_^

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

View PostLilly, on 28 November 2012 - 03:35 PM, said:

Ok, Blue Whales enjoy dancing and dining...seems quite reasonable to me. ^_^
LOL, i don't know why, but just the thought of a whale dancing makes me laugh so much :P

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