All mammal 'deficate.' The nature of the waste depends on the species
of whale doing the duty.
Blue whales, for example, produce reddish stuff in clumps that are
about 9" in diameter. It is red because of the reddish exoskeleton of
its primary prey: krill. The stuff breaks up into small bits and
dissipates fairly rapidly.
Whales (and dolphins) that eat primarily fish produce a more brownish
poo that also dissipates rapidly after excretion. It is similar for
squid eaters such as sperm whales and pilot whales.
So now you know!
On Nov 7, 2003, at 6:11 PM, Claire Gregson wrote:
> this may sound like a really weird queston but there are a few of use
> that have been wondering about this for a long time now and any
> information on the subject would be a great help.
> so heres the question: do whales poo? i know it may sound a little
> strange but what is whale "waste" like? is it like human "waste" or is
> it watery?
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