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Whale bones on the beach, Antarctic Peninsula

Whale bones on the beach, Antarctic Peninsula

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Uploaded 17 Aug 2010 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2010
From collection: Antarctic biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
There are 8 species of whale in the Southern Oceans surrounding Antarctica, including the blue whale, humpback whale, minke, orca and sperm whales. All Antarctic whale species migrate southwards to the Southern Oceans to feed in the cold, nutrient-rich waters full of plankton and krill, and then migrate back northwards to warmer waters to breed and give birth during the summer months. - The bones on shore are remains from the whaling times in the first half of the last century. Today whaling ...
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