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Whale falls may have shaped deep sea ecosystems

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It looks like the evolution of ocean-going whales like Borealodon may have affected communities found in the deep ocean, like the ones found around geothermal vents. And it turns out that when a whale dies, that’s just the beginning of the story.

Whale bones are extremely lipid rich

Whale falls can sustain life for 100 years!!!

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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