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Hungry humpbacks travel thousands of kilometers to feast on a rich buffet of tiny crustaceans called krill, researchers reported here this week at the biennial meeting of the Society for Marine Mammalogy.
But unlike modern baleen whales, which use plates made of keratin to screen krill and other small organisms out of the water, M. selenensis had teeth and likely sucked up small creatures like shrimp or squid off the bottom of the ocean floor.
Like other warm-blooded animals, penguins have high caloric demands and typically seek energy-dense foods, like fish and krill.
In addition to the tragedy of climate change, the local penguin population is further threatened because of proposals to open the area to the krill fishing industry.
Adélie penguins survive on a diet of krill, a shrimp-like crustacean.
Most of the time, the density of krill was random, and the whales’ feeding activity was slow and steady.
These feed by filtering small organisms such as krill from the water, using hairy plates (made of tissue called baleen) as sieves.
Experts fear proposals to open the area up to the krill fishing industry would further threaten the local penguin population.
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First Known Use: 1907See Words from the same year
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