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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, www.paleocreations.com
Animals

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.

February 18, 2010
3:00 AM EST