Subject: Blue whales

Martine Berube (mberube@ulb.ac.be)
Mon, 11 May 1998 14:41:58 +0200 (MET DST)

Answer:
Dear Matthew,
Blue whales eat almost exclusively on euphausiids or also called krill, a
tiny shrimp-like crustaceans. They can eat up to 3 or 4 tons per day.


Question:
I am doing a report on blue whales for my second grade class and I need to
find out what blue whales eat.  Can you help me?  Thanks.  Matthew Ashley, 8
years old

Martine Berube
Unit of Evolutionary Genetics
Department of Molecular Biology
Free University of Brussels (ULB)
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