Friday, 30 March 2018

Why are whales so big?



Why aquatic mammals need to be big, but not too big

Date:  March 26, 2018
Source:  Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

Summary:
Examining body sizes of ancient and modern aquatic mammals and their terrestrial counterparts reveals that life in water restricts mammals to a narrow range of body sizes -- big enough to stay warm, but not so big they can't find enough food.



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