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        Big Pacific: Voracious

        Explore the specialized adaptations that allow marine species in the Pacific to satisfy their massive appetites and sustain intricate food webs. The blue whale is the largest animal to ever live, but it feeds on one of the smallest; manta ray feed almost constantly on prey so tiny it is barely visible; and the Nomura’s jellyfish will consume as much as it can to grow from the size of a rice grain to be bigger than a human in less than a year. On the Galapagos Islands, iguanas have adapted behaviors to make the most of prey off the shores of their terrestrial habitats, while the typically-aquatic moral eels are learning to hunt on land. 

         

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