Kate Mansfield

Mar. 07, 2014

Where Do Sea Turtles Go During Their ‘Lost Years’?

Biologists crack the case of sea turtles’ “lost years” with a little help from a nail salon technician.

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Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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