Dear Sarah ,
Most whales are true carnivores. They all eat other animals.
However there are classes of whale food.
The baleen , or filter feeding whales , eat plankton and small mysid shrimp.
They have no teeth and simply strain food that cannot move quickly from the
Mid sized whales have teeth and consume faster moving prey such as fish or
squid. Dolphins are in this group.
The top predators are the killer whales , they are quite fast and catch the
fastest fish. There is a class of killer whales called transients. They are
meat eaters and with size , speed and social cooperation they hunt and eat
marine mammals. Seals , porpoises and large whales are the prey of transient
Is that enough information ?
Dr. Tom ford
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