Subject: Info:fin whale feeding (fwd)

Michael Williamson (
Tue, 21 May 1996 13:21:33 -0400 (EDT)

Interesting new piece of info on fin whales!!

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Date: Fri, 17 May 1996 08:39:00 EST
To: Multiple recipients of list MARMAM <MARMAM@UVVM.BITNET>
Subject: fin whale feeding

There is a short piece in National Geo this issue (June) which notes
that Peter Brodie has determined fin whales concentrate prey in the
middle of their open mouths after lunging, by cracking a joint at the tip
of the lower jaw and thereby scaring the prey with a very loud noise.
Does anyone know if this is published anywhere, and how the observations
were made?

Phil Clapham