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Killer whales are the apex predator in the oceans. (Shutterstock)

Analyzing the fat of killer whales reveals what they eat

By analyzing small samples of killer whale fat, scientists can learn about the diets of different killer whale populations. This has implications for our understanding of changing ecosystems.
A group of tagged minke whales forage off the coast of the West Antarctic Peninsula. Duke Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing. Taken under NMFS permit #23095.

Minimum viable whale: Antarctic minke whales may be as small as a krill-eating filter feeder can get in our modern oceans

Antarctic minke whales are elusive and hard to track – but a new study of their behaviour offers clues to their evolution and the limits of their filter-feeding behaviour.

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