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Deep in California’s Monterey Bay, scientists captured an underwater ‘bonanza’ as octopuses, fish, and worms feasted on a dead whale

An unmanned expedition to the depths of Monterey Bay, California, discovered a baleen-whale carcass on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The carcass still contained some blubber and internal organs. Bone-eating worms and scavenging eelpouts were devouring the remains, while octopuses and crabs explored the skeleton. You can watch a […]
Deep in California’s Monterey Bay, scientists captured an underwater ‘bonanza’ as octopuses, fish, and worms feasted on a dead whale
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Australia harpooned its last whale 40 years ago today

Australia’s last whaling station closed 40 years ago, November 21, 1978. The last whale, a female sperm whale, was harpooned the day before. The whaling station, now a museum at Albany, Western Australia, is marking the anniversary of the closure with a series of events. Today is the 40th anniversary […]
Australia harpooned its last whale 40 years ago today
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A mass stranding of whales in Western Australia

More than 150 short-finned pilot whales have stranded en masse at Hamelin Bay, 10km north of Augusta, in Western Australia. About 75 of the whales died after beaching themselves. WA Parks and Wildlife Service staff say there are about another 50 on the beach and 25 in the shallows. Incident […]
A mass stranding of whales in Western Australia