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Nov. 04, 2011

In Scott'€™s Race To The Pole, Science Beat Speed

Explorer Robert Scott arrived second at the South Pole, but did pioneering science along the way.

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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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