Do sharks and whales drink all that water every time they swallow a prey?
I feel like overtime I see one swallow a prey they like have to drink all that water too??? Is this true?
It seems like it would be like Half their body in salt water, how do they process all of that?
- oikoσLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
The amount of water they swallow is less than you think. The large whales are filter-feeders, taking in large gulps of krill and water, then spitting out the water. The baleen (whalebone) retains the food. Sharks can get rid of the water through their gill slits.
- Anonymous6 months ago
They expel the water before they start swallowing it, instead of drinking it. Of course, a small amount may be ingested with the prey. That is unavoidable, but they do not drink a lot of water when they eat.
- Pearl LLv 76 months ago
they rnight have to do that