We learned a lot about whales this year – Washington Post

December 28, 2019 In a new Washington Post Science section article, marine fossil curator Nick Pyenson applauds the amazing discoveries from scientists about the giants in our seas. Read more about the extraordinary memory of blue whales, their heart rate capacity and their economic value based on carbon sequestration. Pyenson also notes that approximately 200,000 whales…
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Could it be that the whales can save us all!

Scientists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have calculated the value of a whale at $2 million each due to the important role they have in reducing the amount of CO2 in our atmosphere. Whales have been being hunted for hundreds of years with numbers reaching an all time low in the 1930s when over…
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