Discovery of a sensory organ that coordinates lunge feeding in rorqual whales

@article{Pyenson2012DiscoveryOA,
  title={Discovery of a sensory organ that coordinates lunge feeding in rorqual whales},
  author={Nicholas D. Pyenson and Jeremy A. Goldbogen and A Wayne Vogl and Gabor Szathmary and Richard Lee Drake and Robert E. Shadwick},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2012},
  volume={485},
  pages={498-501}
}
Top ocean predators have evolved multiple solutions to the challenges of feeding in the water. At the largest scale, rorqual whales (Balaenopteridae) engulf and filter prey-laden water by lunge feeding, a strategy that is unique among vertebrates. Lunge feeding is facilitated by several morphological specializations, including bilaterally separate jaws that loosely articulate with the skull, hyper-expandable throat pleats, or ventral groove blubber, and a rigid y-shaped fibrocartilage structure… Expand
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