Rumble Over "World’s Largest Mammal" Title

Blue whales are up in flippers over an article in People’s Daily Online that describes whale sharks as the “world’s largest mammal.” One blue whale was overheard repeatedly muttering “largest mammal, herumph, largest animal that ever existed.” Meanwhile, the whale sharks, who are being tracked by SPLASH navigation technology, were too disturbed by Marine Conservation Society chairman David Rowat’s description of “their soft white meat, thick skin, and delicate bone” to concentrate on any potential identity crisis stemming from the article.


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