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A newly identified prehistoric sea creature fed on plankton and grew to massive sizes – making it the earliest giant filter-feeder.

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How to feed "filter" feeders: NPS/Filter feeder recipe from Birch aquarium - Reef Central Online Community

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Photo by @BrianSkerry. A whale shark feeds in the blue water off the coast of Isla Mujeres Mexico. A small remora swims inside the sharks mouth but has little to fear since whale sharks are filter feeders eating mainly plankton and fish eggs. Whale sharks are currently listed as vulnerable due to human pollution and hunting and populations remain unstable due to the slow reproductive habits of these magnificent creatures. To learn more about whale sharks the largest fish in the ocean and…

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The Oarfish is a rare, solitary, and giant denizen of the ocean depths (arguably larger than a Whale Shark. (The Oarfish,17m as opposed to the Whale Shark, 12.96m in the Guinness Book of World Records.)) and is a filter feeder, comfortable cruising at depths of 200 m. Mistakenly named for its prominent pectoral oars with which it was thought to 'row', it undulates serpentlike with its dorsal fins and has been seen orienting itself vertically. This is one of rare photo. Thanks for pinning!

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Filter Feeder Was the First of its Kind on Earth

Medallion-like creatures were among the first to filter food from the water.

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Strange Fossil Filter Feeder Was an Ancient Survivor

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Tunicate, also known as urochordata, tunicata (and by the common names of urochordates, sea squirts, and sea pork[1]) is a subphylum of a group of underwater saclike filter feeders with incurrent and excurrent siphons, that are members of the phylum Chordata. Most tunicates feed by filtering sea water through pharyngeal slits, but some are sub-marine predators such as the Megalodicopia hians. Like other chordates, tunicates have a notochord during their early development, but lack…

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A basking shark seeks its dinner. These filter feeders take in huge quantities of water through their enormous mouths, straining it for tasty planktonic and small fish. Basking sharks are the second biggest fish in the world after whale sharks (also filter feeders). Download Image Here - PopularMechanics.com