questions about blue whales

From: Tom Ford (tjfketos@rcn.com)
Date: Thu Mar 17 2005 - 20:12:50 EST

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    From: "Joane Lamisere"
    Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 08:51:50 -0700
    To: tjfketos@rcn.com
    Cc: "Holly L. Tomey" <
    Subject: questions about blue whales

    Dear Joanne ,

    Blue whales catch krill by gulping up to 70 tons of food and water in one
    swat. The blue whale has an enormous mouth and when it finds a large school
    of krill it sometimes eats the whole grouping. If a blue whale was 100 feet
    long it's mouth would be 30 feet long and 12 feet wide big enough to fit2
    SUV vehicles.

    The blue whales eats by surfacing at an angle to the cloud of food in the
    water and by opening it's mouth quickly gulps a big "bite" of water and
    food.

    Bon apetit,

    Dr. Tom ford

    Dear Dr. Ford,
           I learned that blue whales can eat 30 million krill each day. How do
    the blue whales catch krill? How can blue whales fit so much into their
    mouth?

    Sincerely,
    Joane

    P.S. Why do blue whales need so much krill?
                       



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