News tagged with killer whale

Sharks stun sardine prey with tail-slaps

Thresher sharks hunt schooling sardines in the waters off a small coral island in the Philippines by rapidly slapping their tails hard enough to stun or kill several of the smaller fish at once, according to research published ...

dateJul 10, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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How the whale got its teeth

Whales are mammals, but they don't look like the mammals living around us, as they have a triangular fluke for tail, no hind legs and no body hair. And inside their mouths, their teeth are unfamiliar too – being much simpler ...

dateFeb 19, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Ancient crocodiles ate like killer whales

(—Crocodiles are often thought of as living fossils, remaining unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs. But scientists have shown this is not always the case and that 150 million years ago, their feeding mechanisms ...

dateSep 19, 2012 in Archaeology & Fossils
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