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?

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It seems like it would be like Half their body in salt water, how do they process all of that?

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  • oikoσ
    Lv 7
    6 months ago
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    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.

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  • Anonymous
    6 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.

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  • 6 months ago

    they rnight have to do that

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