Phillip Manning

Dec. 07, 2007

Science Book Picks for 2007

In this segment, Ira and guests discuss notable books about science, medicine, and the environment that were published in the last year. Call in with your own suggestions!

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

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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