Ravenous Blue Whale Swallows Nearly an Entire Shoal of Krill in One Mouthful

Blue whales are the largest and heaviest animals on the planet, spanning up to 25 metres and weighing around 140 tonnes.

And the gigantic ocean-dwellers boast an appetite to match, swallowing as many as half a million calories in a single mouthful.

Now, scientists off the coast of New Zealand have captured drone footage of a particularly voracious “bluey” tucking into a hearty lunch.

In one long motion, the whale turns on to its side, pumps its flukes, opens its mouth and swallows nearly an entire mass of krill.

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