The Largest Whale
Balaenoptera musculus is the biggest animal alive, and thought to be the largest that has ever lived. The huge body size is only possible Billig Generisk Cialis because of the support given by water on land the enormous weight would simply crush the whale, so stranded Blue Whales always die.
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Blue Whale FoodIt is paradoxical that such a large animal eats such small food. Blue Whales feed almost exclusively on Krill which are the size of a small shrimp, but a few Copepods also get caught in each mouthful. This food is extremely abundant, and because most Krill (and Copepods) eat phytoplankton directly the whale's food chain is very efficient. Krill also have the habit of living in dense swarms, making it easy to get a good mouthful, and that is important when each gulp of 100 tons of water needs to be filtered there needs to be more energy in the food than Winstrol W Tabletkach Cykl is expended catching it!
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Blue Whale EnemiesOnly the Killer Whale (Orca) and Man hunt the Blue Whale, and Killer Whales can only tackle small individuals.
The Latin NameThe genus Balaenoptera includes seven or eight species of rorqual (baleen whales with 'pleated' throats), but Linnaeus must have been having fun when he gave the Blue Whale the specific name 'musculus' it has two meanings, either 'muscular' (which is sensible) or 'little mouse' (which is a bit inappropriate for the largest mammal alive!).