Wednesday, March 20, 2013
First Ever Whale Skelton Found in Antarctic Waters
While I do not find it particularly surprising that the first whale skeleton was only recently found in Antarctic waters, I did find it interesting that only six naturally occurring ones have ever been found on the sea floor worldwide. It was also interesting to read about how the whale skeletons are part of the ocean's circle of life in that they become reefs. In this particular case they actually found nine new species on the whale skeleton. Learn more here.