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Image of the Day: Bungee Nerves

Rorqual whales have unusually stretchy neurons in their mouths and tongues that allow the animals to feed by filtering gulps of water greater than the volumes of their bodies.

The Scientist Staff

CURRENT BIOLOGY, VOGL ET AL.

(See “Stretchy nerves are an essential component of the extreme feeding mechanism of rorqual whales,” Current Biology, 2015.)

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