Charles Wohlforth

Jun. 18, 2010

'The Fate of Nature'

What parallels can be found between the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, and the current environmental crisis in the Gulf of Mexico?

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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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