|Why are whales big?|
Ruxton, G.D. (2011). Why are whales big? Nature (Lond.) 469(7331): 481
In: Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 0028-0836, more
Behaviour; Physiology; Marine
Different groups of diving vertebrates vary greatly in size, with whales being by far the largest. A comparative investigation of the links between swimming speed, size and metabolism provides clues to the reasons.