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#1 fahrquad

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 07:11 PM

A Humpback Whale in Monterey Bay, California was caught noshing on a Sea Lion 2 days ago. This paradigm shift in their dietary habits may be an indicator of the overall health of the Ocean.  :ideamaybenot: 

 

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 12:49 AM

A Humpback Whale in Monterey Bay, California was caught noshing on a Sea Lion 2 days ago. This paradigm shift in their dietary habits may be an indicator of the overall health of the Ocean.  :ideamaybenot: 
 
S112392217.jpg
 
Details in article.
 
https://www.simplemo...humpback-whale/

I think this is nonsense. The report I read said that the sea lion got into its mouth by accident and that the whale left it open when it resubmerged, to allow the sea lion to escape.

I very much doubt this whale could eat a sea lion even if it wanted to.

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 01:08 AM

I think this is nonsense. The report I read said that the sea lion got into its mouth by accident and that the whale left it open when it resubmerged, to allow the sea lion to escape.

I very much doubt this whale could eat a sea lion even if it wanted to.

 

Yes, it is nonsense.  I was having a bit of fun with a legitimate news item on a dull day.  The article said the whale didn't swallow the Sea Lion, and that Humpbacks have an esophagus the diameter of a grapefruit or small melon.


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Posted 03 August 2019 - 01:48 AM

Yes, it is nonsense.  I was having a bit of fun with a legitimate news item on a dull day.  The article said the whale didn't swallow the Sea Lion, and that Humpbacks have an esophagus the diameter of a grapefruit or small melon.


So I’m a victim of Poe’s Law, then.....

#5 fahrquad

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 02:25 AM

I suppose so.  Trolling is no fun without a real whale of a tale.  :winknudge:

 

 

ADD: Plankton and Krill are animals so Humpbacks are already carnivores, so my post wasn't too far from the truth.  Cool photo though.


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Posted 03 August 2019 - 04:13 AM

Yum Sea lion, the other other other white meat, look at that sea lion that thinks it is getting eaten, it has the most interesting look on its face.


Edited by VictorMedvil, 03 August 2019 - 04:26 AM.