Why whales are big but not bigger: Physiological drivers and ecological limits in the age of ocean giants
Marine Ecology

Why whales are big but not bigger: Physiological drivers and ecological limits in the age of ocean giants

It’s the prey that mattersAlthough many people think of dinosaurs as being the largest creatures to have lived on Earth, the true largest known animal is still here today—the blue whale. How whales were able to become so large has long been of interest. Goldbogen et al. used field-collected data on feeding and diving events…