Balleen is the filter the whale uses to catch schools of fish in its huge mouth ( keep the fish drain the water ) During the whaling era these whales were the wright ( RIGHT ) whales to hunt and kill as opposed to the other species of wrong whales . A
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I thought that whales ate larvae / krill, small-things whatever... (not fish). Sperm-whales eat squid, Orca eat seals etc, do any whales eat fish? L
Sure do.eat small swarms of fish. A
I've been educated, thank you. L
Why are you asking this question on a DIY site? L
Balleen is what these whales have instead of teeth - it hangs in sheets around the front of the jaw, filtering food from the mouthfuls of water they take in.