An artist's reconstruction of the 70-million-year-old giant suspension-feeding bony fish Bonnerichthys as it cruises through the seaway. Click on the image for a larger view. | Robert Nicholls,

SUV-Sized Fish Were Earliest Filter-Feeders

Giant whales are known for their open-mouthed filter feeding, but the technique was likely devised by humongous fish that lived during the Mesozoic.

Published On 02/18/2010
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