The Post – How Do Whales Snatch Squid?

I found an intriguing article on MSNBC about whales vs. squid. It’s apparently a mystery to scientists how whales are able to win the battle against a much more agile, evasive creature. A short excerpt to set the stage:
By Ker Than
Staff writer

updated 2:07 p.m. ET, Thurs., June. 28, 2007

“Squid have excellent eyesight, a keen sense of smell, and the ability to squirt jets of dark ink that mask their escape. But these skills provide little protection against toothed whales, like the sperm whale, which hunt them ruthlessly and easily.”

Apparently sperm whales consume more squid that all the squid captured by man. The article has a bit of myth, mystery, controversy and science. So enjoy!


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