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A pod of perhaps a dozen orcas was sighted in Hero Inlet near the National Science Foundation’s Palmer Station, Antarctica. A behavior called “spy-hopping,” is seen in the video, where the orca treads water with its head to observe its prey.
When European explorers landed in the Americas, they brought tuberculosis (TB) and a wave of other deadly diseases with them. However, some strains of TB may have already been lurking in South America, a new study finds.
As the number of offshore wind farms continues to grow, the farms could affect both seals and their prey, say scientists who discovered the animals may use the giant wind farms as hunting grounds.