A whale fall can dump years’ worth of food, all at once. The smell wafting through the water attracts creatures from miles around.
First, to arrive are the fast-swimming scavengers. Sleeper sharks, ratfish, and snake-like hagfish dine messily, spreading bits around the seafloor.
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When a Whale Falls
When an enormous whale dies, its body sinks to the bottom of the ocean. There it provides food for thousands of deep-sea creatures.
The Deepest Dive
In 1872, two scientists set out to study the ocean.
Marie Maps The Sea
Young Marie Tharp thought her dad had the best job ever. He traveled around the country, making maps. His maps were special—they revealed hidden things. They showed where different kinds of soil were, and wet and dry places. That helped farmers know what to plant.
Say you’re curious about giraffes.
If we really want to explore other star systems, we may have to think small.
Science At The Movies
A chat with Mika McKinnon, movie science adviser
When you gaze up at the moon at night, it looks almost close enough to touch. But if you actually want to go there, you’re going to need Rocket
Making It To The Top
Feathers fly, horns lock, heads bash, and fangs flash. Why do animals fight among themselves? To settle an important question—who gets to be the boss?
Meet A Lawmaker - A Chat With Ilhan Omar
Where do laws come from? In the United States and many other countries, people vote to elect leaders who decide the laws. This kind of government is called a democracy.
Bigger Than The Rules
How one tall kid changed the way we play basketball.
Explore Whaleback Natural Area
Climb this gentle slope to a ridge-top view of Good Harbor Bay, Pyramid Point and beyond.
READER BOAT: Quinque
Many articles have been written on boat restoration.
Wildlife Secrets Revealed With Advanced Tracking Devices
When maintaining focus has nothing to do with your camera's AF system.
Toll of ‘suffocating' plastic on marine life doubles
THE number of marine animals “suffocating” on plastic in the ocean has more than doubled in the last two decades.
4.3 करोड़ साल पुरानी वेल मछली फियोमिसेटस एनबिस के साक्ष्य मिले
वेल मछली के भी पैर हो सकते हैं। यह सुनने में जितना अजीब लग सकता है, असल में उतना ही सच है। अंतर बस इतना है कि वेल की यह प्रजाति आज नहीं बल्कि 4.3 करोड़ साल पहले पाई जाती थी।
Secretos de las ballenas
Sabemos que algunos grupos de ballenas y delfines tienen dialectos, dietas y rutinas propias, diferencias culturales que antes se consideraban exclusivas de los humanos.
क्या व्हेल नौकाओं पर हमला करती हैं?
पिछले दिनों स्पेन और पुर्तगाल के तटों पर किलर व्हेल द्वारा नौकाओं पर हमले की लगभग 40 घटनाएं रिपोर्ट हुई हैं।
Are Whales Really A Threat To Cruisers?
With reports of orcas ‘attacking’ yachts off the Spanish coast, Katy Stickland investigates what may be driving the whales’ behaviour and what steps cruisers can take to avoid an encounter.
AMY HOPKINS EXPLAINS WHY SHE STARTED EMS TRAINING AFTER A CYCLING ACCIDENT AND HOW IT HELPED HEAL HER BODY
Toddbrook dam ONE YEAR ON
Andrew Griffiths speaks to Fr Jamie MacLeod and to the Environment Agency head engineer who worked tirelessly to save the dam