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From: Jennifer Philips (jphilips@hawaii.edu)
Date: Sun Jan 20 2002 - 23:49:10 EST


The largest whale is the blue whale .So what does it eat ? And how much ?

Blue whales are indeed the largest whale! They can be over 100 feet in
length and weigh over 100 tons! Ironically, their main food item is very,
very small - they eat a marine zooplankton called krill, which is only about
2 inches in length. As I am sure you can imagine, they must eat a lot of
krill to get by - they can eat 4 tons of krill per day during the feeding
season.

Thanks for your question to Whalenet!

Jen Philips



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