Here’s How Whales Gulp Down Food Underwater Without Drowning

Humpback whale. Ever wondered whether whales can burp, and why they do not drown when they gulp down gallons of water and krill? New UBC research may just hold the answer. Researchers found that lunge-feeding whales have an ‘oral plug’, a fleshy bulb in their mouths that moves backward to seal off the upper airways … Read more