Minke whales discovered to skim below sea ice to feed

Minke whales have been discovered to skim just below the sea ice to feed on krill, which was a unique type of whale-feeding beaviour.

For the first time, Oregon State University researchers managed to attach data-gathering tags to a group of minke whales to analyse whale dive patterns.

The research, which was published in The Journal of Experimental Biology, has appeared to cast doubt on Japan’s scientific whaling program, which claimed it was necessary to kill whales to study their feeding habits.

Read more at Oregon State University