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Why Don’t Whales Eat People? (Photos) – Serge Elia

While there are definitely cases of whales attacking humans, nevertheless these attacks do not result in the human getting eaten, because it is indeed impossible for any species of whale to eat a person.

Despite their gigantic size, whales primarily eat small aquatic lifeforms, such as fish, squids and krill. For that matter, most of them (such as blue and humpback whales) have baleen plates instead of teeth, a fact that renders them incapable of chewing their food.

Why don’t whales eat people?

While there are definitely cases of whales attacking humans, nevertheless these attacks do not result in the human getting eaten, because it is indeed impossible for any species of whale to eat a person.

Despite their gigantic size, whales primarily eat small aquatic lifeforms, such as fish, squids and krill. For that matter, most of them (such as blue and humpback whales) have baleen plates instead of teeth, a fact that renders them incapable of chewing their food.

Additionally, a whale’s throat is relatively small when compared to its body, far too small to be capable of swallowing an adult human being. If such an act occurred, then the whale would be condemned to death by choking.

That’s why whales don’t eat people.

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