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Ancient whales were fearsome predators

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Still Waters

The ancestors of today's gentle giants of the ocean were equipped with the razor-sharp teeth of a fearsome predator and could have hunted seals and penguins, rather than the tiny krill they eat today, scientists say.

The findings feed into the puzzle about how modern Mysticeti whales, which include blue, humpback and right whales, came to evolve bristle-like structures — baleen — that allow them to filter food from the water.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2017-08-30/ancient-whales-fearsome-predators-with-razor-sharp-teeth/8852578

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DebDandelion

Awesome....scary.... But awesome!

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BeastieRunner

I know when they said "suction feeders" they meant something else but all I could envision was vampire whales, sucking the blood of their enemies! BUWHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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seanjo

Whales still are ferocious predators from the tonnes of krill sucking blue whale to shoal busting Dolphins, all of their prey would look on them as pretty ferocious.

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LightAngel

Intriguing!

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