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World's largest whales are mostly 'right
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Blue whales, the world's largest animals, usually favor their right side when they lunge to catch food -- a preference similar to right-handedness in people, researchers said Monday. The report was based on analysis of the movement of 63 blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) off the coast of California. Most blue whales veer right in deep water, where it is dark and there are a lot of krill, so visual contact is not as important. read more


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