You asked how whales use the sun as energy. Well, they don't really.
They of course are warmed by the sun, and the ater in which they live is
also. The marine ecosystem that whales rely on has at its base countless
gabillions of microscopic plants called phytoplankton. These DO use
sunlight, just the way plants on land do, to photosynthesize and produce
energy. And the whole food chain in the ocean is ultimately built upon
these plants. Tiny animals (the zooplankton) graze on the plants, and
other things eat the zooplankton (fish - which can feed whales - or
sometimes whales themselves).
-- Phillip J. Clapham, Ph.D. Large Whale Biology Program Northeast Fisheries Science Center 166 Water Street Woods Hole, MA 02543
Tel (508) 495-2316 Fax (508) 495-2066
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