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Toothed whales mostly eat fish and squid , along with shrimp, and some marine mammals. Orcas even eat other whales.

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Baleen whales sieve small organisms through their baleen for nourishment. They filter feed tiny crustaceans (krill - mainly Euphausia superba, copepods, etc.), plankton, and small fish (including herring, mackerel, capelin, and sandeel) from the water (or the sediment on the ocean floor). Baleen whales can be gulpers or skimmers:

The Food Chain of a Blue Whale

Blue whale

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