#1 - I’ve always heard people say that “muscle weighs more than fat.” Is this true?
#2 - Is the blue whale still considered to be the largest animal that ever lived?
#3 - by “largest” animal I assume that people are going by weight, considering that there are jellyfish longer than blue whales. Is that correct?
I was just wondering about this because I was thinking that dinosaurs must have had tremedously dense muscles in order to support all that weight and still be able to move at reasonable speeds. Whales, on the other hand, don’t have to support as much weight since they live in water and, AFAIK, they have a tremendous amount of fat (probably to keep warm and help stay afloat.) So, if muscle does in fact weigh more than fat, is it possible that a slightly “smaller” dinosaur actually weighed more than todays blue whales, and was therefore actually “larger”?
I’m sure scientists have taken this into consideration when doing their estimates but I just had to ask because it will keep bugging me until some wise guy tells me why I’m wrong.