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Re: T. rex the Licensed Hunter
At 18:37 -0500 9/3/98, BHinchSaur wrote:
>please correct me if so) do not use their teeth to eat. In fact the function
>of the mandible only teeth is somewhat of a mystery. Whales that hunt the
>giant squid seem to swallow their prey whole.
Not entirely. In fact, sperm whales are rather messy eaters. Researchers
in boats above sperm whale feeding grounds regularly harvest significant
(well, significant to humans - a foot or so long) chunks of
large-but-not-"giant" squid that weren't swallowed. This would only happen
if the whales were biting the squid, though you could argue whether the
bite is used to capture live prey or process prey already caught.
By the way, hi, I'm relatively new to the group. I was a grad school
colleague of Doc Holtz and at one time a sysop in CompuServe's Dino Forum
(Hi again, Jim!).
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