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From the BBC:
28 November 2012 Last updated at 05:01
Largest whale‘s acrobatic ambush
By Ella Davies Reporter, BBC Nature
Blue whales perform underwater acrobatics to attack their prey from below, scientists have found.
Using suction cup tags, US researchers have recorded the surprising manoeuvrability of the giants.
They found that the whales roll 360 degrees in order to orientate themselves for a surprise attack.
The results are published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters by Dr Jeremy Goldbogen and colleagues for the Cascadia Research Collective based in Washington, US.
“Despite being the the largest animals to have ever lived, blue whales still show an impressive capacity to perform complex manoeuvres that are required to efficiently exploit patches of krill,” said Dr Goldbogen.
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