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




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
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Filter Feeding Explained: Whale Sharks vs. Baleen Whales


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Whale Shark


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The transfer of energy within a food chain: Why do large whales feed on small plankton?


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