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What Happens After A Whale Dies?

Fallen whale carcasses, abundant in the deep-sea, are now studied as ecosystems unto themselves. Craig Smith and Mike deGruy Their carcasses — known as “whale falls” — become an energy-rich habitat, drawing a wide variety of organisms from across the deep sea to feast. Whale falls become ecosystems unto themselves. Even cooler? Whale falls are … Continue reading What Happens After A Whale Dies?

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