Whales may round up squid for dinner

Tracking sperm whale movements suggests groups herd to hunt.

By Stephen Ornes, 00:00 AM March 10, 2010

If you were swimming in the ocean, it would be hard for you to miss sperm whales swimming by. They’re longer than the average school bus — males can grow to be as long as 62 feet — and once every hour or so they come to the surface and breathe. In a recent study, scientists found evidence that sperm whales may work together to hunt and feed.

This is very bad news indeed for certain types of squid.

Scientists already knew that sperm whales, like a lot of mammals, can come together to form commu...

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