Pass the Krill


Weigh­ing in at over 181 tonnes, you’d think the Blue Whale would gob­ble up all kinds of prey — both big and small. Nope! It re­ally, re­ally likes to eat tiny krill. Ev­ery day, the Blue Whale needs to eat about 40 mil­lion krill to sat­isfy its rum­bling tummy. With its jaws open wide, the Blue Whale will swal­low a school of krill in a sin­gle mouth­ful. When it closes its mouth, it pushes the water out with its tongue but traps the krill in its mouth. Bon ap­petit!

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