The blue dot represents a blue whale avoiding shipping lanes while trying to feed NowThis News day ago se This animation shows a blue whale blue dot attempting to feed with busy shipping lanes surrounding it the red  and  orange trails . Blue whales, the largest mammal on Earth, reportedly invest a large amount of energy in order to find and consume food. Scientists have observed that when the whales are feeding, they're entirely concentrated on that activity. Dr. Luis Bedrihana Romano of Centro Ballena Azul  Universidad Austral de Chile, the lead author of a paper researching blue whales feeding patterns, said that this intense concentration makes the whales more vulnerable. This makes them more prone to being hit by boats and particularly at night, when, according to other investigations