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A whale shark is the biggest fish in the world.It's not a mammalIt's called a whale shark, because it's a shark with the size of a whale, and because it's a relative of shark sharks
Quote from: LeeE on 14/09/2009 18:49:06sperm whalesWhere's Variola? 
well there are no species of whale called the shark whalebut some species of whales are carnivorous eg. killer whales and belugas. mostly the mid sized whales. The larger whales don't have the speed needed to catch fish so they filter feed. so they just lazily glide through the water with their mouths open and "inhale" krill and plankton. <- this is what the whale shark does
All whales are meat eaters. The toothed whales, from dolphins to sperm whales, actively hunt their prey but even the zooplankton that the baleen whales eat are animals, albeit very small ones. Some of the baleen whales will also eat small fish: there is a good sequence in the Blue Planet series that shows a Sei whale gulping down a sizable 'bait-ball' in one enormous mouthful.
Sperm Whales feed dominantly on squid but also eat fish. BIG squid.
I like basking sharks. They can eat a Mini in one gulp, at least the look like they could if they wanted to, but I think they are on the low-Mini diet.
Quote from: Geezer on 15/09/2009 06:08:52I like basking sharks. They can eat a Mini in one gulp, at least the look like they could if they wanted to, but I think they are on the low-Mini diet.I like eating Minis too: [ Invalid Attachment ] *le chomp*