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?

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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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