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Most whales must ultimately die from drowning, amirite?

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Milkzeys avatar Milkzey Yeah You Are +8Reply

Whale of a observation

No, this is untrue. As far as I'm aware most whales die when they desist living. Then again I may stand corrected.

No
They can be hunted,
They can be injured probably
They can die of old age
They can prob die of other diseases

Not just drowning

@tonywonderslostnut No They can be hunted, They can be injured probably They can die of old age They can prob die of other...

Well think about it. Whales need to take a breath at least once an hour. If something is afflicting them so they can't surface, then they'll ultimately die from drowning.

@KilljoyX Well think about it. Whales need to take a breath at least once an hour. If something is afflicting them so they...

The easiest way to prove or disprove something is proof by contradiction. basicly one occasion where what you say is false.
So what happens if a whale accidently goes upshore somehows (by high tides or by humans or whatever), then how does it die?

Answer: not from lack of air, but lack of water! (or food if he starves befoe being dehytrated)

It is very rare for marine mammals to drown. In turn though, they can suffocate to death.

old age is a thing

Nickyikkys avatar Nickyikky Yeah You Are +4Reply
@Nickyikky old age is a thing

Yes, the old age causes the drowning.

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