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World’s largest whales are mostly ‘right-handed’: study

MIAMI: 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. But on certain occasions while moving upward in shallow water, these righties will almost always shift to their left to keep a good eye on their favored prey -- tiny crustaceans known as krill. The reason for this situation-specific choice is likely simple: to get as much food in their mouths as possible, said the report published…