Acrobatic Blue Whales Can Sneak Up on Krill

Posted: December 4, 2012  |  By: Sindya N. Bhanoo [The New York Times]

To capture enough food for their enormous bodies, blue whales use an extreme technique called lunge feeding: they take enormous gulps of water, then let it pass through comb-like mouth filters called baleen, keeping krill behind for consumption.

And sometimes, a new study reports, they also do an acrobatic roll to help them capture krill more effectively.

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