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Planet Earth

Feeding Leviathans One Gulp at a Time

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerDecember 11, 2007 10:09 AM


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In tomorrow's New York Times, I have a story about some very fun research--the study of the world's biggest gulp. Some new research indicates that the biggest species of whales eat by gulping their own weight in water every thirty seconds. They do so in much the same way a parachute stops a race car. Here's the article. Here's the podcast (I come on at about 8:30) Here's the original paper. And here are the web sites of two of the authors, Nick Pyenson and Jeremy Goldbogen.

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