March 24, 2023
Whale falls; how new “ecosystems” are formed when a whale dies
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BY: Rachelle Naddaf
Have you ever wondered what happens after a whale dies? Often, their carcass sinks to the ocean floor, creating a “whale fall.” This essentially creates a new “ecosystem” giving food and a home to all kinds of creatures for a very long time. Watch this to learn more about the importance of whale falls in the deep ocean.
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