Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 21, 2018

Righty Blue whales Sometimes Act Like Lefties

ScienceDaily reports

To support their hulking bodies, blue whales use various acrobatic maneuvers to scoop up many individually tiny prey, filtering the water back out through massive baleen plates. In most cases, the whales roll to the right as they capture their prey, just as most people are right-handed. But, researchers now show that the whales shift directions and roll left when performing 360° barrel rolls in shallow water.

Read story at Righty blue whales sometimes act like lefties, study finds — ScienceDaily


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