SciShow: How Giant Creatures Eat Tiny Meals: 5 Fabulous Filter Feeders


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Content of the Lesson: Some of the largest creatures that have ever lived on earth thrive by eating tiny prey. Why don’t they eat bigger fish, and how can they even consume these things they can barely see? Here are 5 creatures that grow to be giants by eating tiny meals! Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters for helping us keep SciShow free for everyone forever: Jb Taishoff, Bd_Tmprd, Harrison Mills, Jeffrey Mckishen, James Knight, Christoph Schwanke, Jacob, Matt Curls, Sam Buck, Christopher R Boucher, Eric Jensen, Lehel Kovacs, Adam Brainard, Greg, Ash, Sam Lutfi, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Charles Southerland, charles george, Alex Hackman, Chris Peters, Kevin Bealer ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/4/eaap9873 https://www.cascadiaresearch.org/files/Calambokidis-Crittercam-2008l.pdf https://us.whales.org/whales-dolphins/what-is-baleen/ https://oceanconservancy.org/blog/2012/05/31/filter-feeding-explained-whale-sharks-vs-baleen-whales/#:~:text=Generally%2C%20baleen%20whales%20strain%20large,using%20their%20tongue%20and%20swallowed. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/blue-whale https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/jmor.10474 https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-are-blue-whales-so-gigantic/ https://www.americanscientist.org/article/the-ultimate-mouthful-lunge-feeding-in-rorqual-whales https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/63/2/90/534742 https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/3045/85f2e213cfbb114451dbe77be8104c47eb46.pdf https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/gray-whale https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0021295 https://insider.si.edu/2011/07/a-varied-diet-has-helped-gray-whales-survive-for-millions-of-years-study-reveals/ https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/BBLv228n1p65?mobileUi=0& https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/nation/pdfs/Sharkfeedingpaper.pdf https://gcrl.usm.edu/whaleshark/feeding_ecology.php#:~:text=Whale%20sharks%20use%20three%20feeding,prey%20into%20their%20mouths%3B%20and https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/animal/whale-shark/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20817493/ http://museum.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/A%20SPECIMEN%20OF%20MEGAMOUTH%20SHARK,%20MEGACHASMA%20PELAGIOS%20(MEGACHASMIDAE)%20FROM%20WESTERN%20AUSTRALIA.pdf https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/discover-fish/species-profiles/megachasma-pelagios/ https://www.wildlifeonline.me.uk/animals/species/the-megamouth-shark https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5842762/ https://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1007369619576 https://dial.uclouvain.be/pr/boreal/object/boreal:169199 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/adfm.201603514 https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/sharks-rays/massive-filter-feeding-shark-you-ought-know https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/sharks-rays/what-biggest-shark-chart-shows-diversity-shark-sizes http://www.elasmo-research.org/education/topics/d_filter_feeding.htm https://sharkresearch.rsmas.miami.edu/the-transfer-of-energy-within-a-food-chain-why-do-large-whales-feed-on-small-plankton/ https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10211-013-0165-1 https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/fish/group/manta-ray/#:~:text=Both%20species%20of%20manta%20ray,their%20mouths%20called%20gill%20plates.&text=Giant%20manta%20rays%20live%20alone,groups%2C%20typically%20congregating%20to%20feed https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fevo.2018.00181/full https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/9/eaat9533?rss=1 Image Sources: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Baleen_P1180086.jpg https://bit.ly/3pzg0da https://figshare.com/articles/UAS_blue_whale_videos/11595246/1 https://bit.ly/2IukC3V https://bit.ly/3pEnEDt https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Megamouth_shark_japan.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Denticules_cutan%C3%A9s_du_requin_citron_Negaprion_brevirostris_vus_au_microscope_%C3%A9lectronique_%C3%A0_balayage.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gills2.jpg


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