How A Whale And A Bear Beat The System

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While the rest of the world’s megafauna are still foundering in the anthropocene era, these two big animals have used little animal strategies to bounce back. Way back.

To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords:
– Megafauna: Large animals, usually over 45 Kgs.
– Anthropocene era: A proposed time period delineated the age during which human activity has been the dominant force on the environment and the climate.
– Holocene Extinction: An ongoing extinction event of species due to human activity.
– Fertility Rate: The number of babies an organism has in its lifetime.
– Omnivory: The ability to eat food from two different trophic levels.
– Bubble-Net Feeding: A cooperative hunting technique where groups of whales use bubbles to disorient fish prey.

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