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Minke whales lunge 100 times per hour to feed under sea ice
August 14, 2014
Minke whales are one of the most common whales in Antartica, but also one of the most vulnerable. Little was known about how these small whales feed until Ari Friedlaender and colleagues attached tags to two animals that measured their movements. Results showed that the whales do not need to be killed to study their feeding behaviour and that they perform over 100 lunges per hour under the sea ice.
Duke Nicholas School of the Environment
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