Tom Peterson

Jul. 13, 2012

Climate Change Ups Odds of Heat Waves, Drought

Researchers say heat waves are 20 times more likely today than in the 1960s, due to global warming.

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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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