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Endangered Whales Dine at Dangerous Depths

by Tsing Mui on August 5, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Critically endangered North Atlantic right whales foraging in Cape Cod Bay in the spring spend most of their time just below the surface where they can’t be seen but remain vulnerable to collisions with ships, according to a new study.

The whales appear to be following their food, because the researchers also found high levels of copepods, tiny crustaceans the size of a grain of rice, at the same depths.


Photo: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission / NOAA

Posted in Aquatic News by Tsing Mui on August 5th, 2011 at 1:24 pm.

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