Do Whales Eat People?


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Whales do not eat people. Many whales do not even have teeth but, instead, filter their food from water. Orca whales eat large marine mammals, such as seals, walruses and even other whales; however, there has never been a recorded incident in which a whale consumed a human for food.

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Do Whales Eat People?
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Whales that filter food from water are known as baleen whales. Included in this category are blue whales and humpback whales. Toothed whales, such as orcas and sperm whales, hunt larger animals. Sperm whales feed on large squid and fish. Orca whales hunt in packs and feed on salmon and seals.

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