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Minke whale baleen plates (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) Featured Krill Print

Minke whale baleen plates (Balaenoptera acutorostrata)

Minke whale baleen plates (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), held by Dr Peter Arnold of the Museum of Tropical Queensland. The baleen, made of keratin, is used as a filter-feeder system inside the mouths of some whale species. Water is taken in and pushed out against the baleen, thereby trapping food such as krill. Townsville, Queensland, Australia

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Antarctic Tern (Sterna vittata) in flight, Deception Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica Featured Krill Print

Antarctic Tern (Sterna vittata) in flight, Deception Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

The Antarctic Tern is a small bird at 31-38 cm (12-15 inches) long. Its bill is usually a dark red or blackish. It is mainly pale grey and white, but has a black cap when breeding. In non-breeding plumage it has a grizzled crown and white forehead. The tips of this terns wings are greyish black. Terns are quite gregarious in nature, fishing in flocks of up to several hundred birds within sight of land just beyond the surf zone and often within the kelp bed zone. They feed by swooping down and making shallow dives into the water to snatch prey. Principal diet includes small fish and various crustacea, krill probably being the most important and abundant. Antarctic terns also scavenge in the intertidal zone for stranded organisms

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WAT-17801 Featured Krill Print


Humpback Whale - Surface feeding - Mouth open with lateral lunge - Expandable throat grooves - Frederick sound - inside Passage - Alaska

© M. Watson /

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