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Whale Fall

A post looking at whale falls, inspired by the first episode of a BBC Nature Documentary  series entitled “The Blue Planet”, narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is the largest known animal to have ever existed, this being very understandable with an average 30 meters in length and 180 tonnes (or more) in weight. These majestic animals pose several questions about their behaviour and biology, but they also raise questions about what happens to their bodies when they die.

Full article can be found at Frontier’s Gap Year Blog:

http://gapyearblog.org.uk/science-club/2013/2/7/whale-fall.html

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