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During lengthy migrations, humpback whales in the South Pacific stop over at seamounts that rise hundreds of feet from the seafloor. Scientists suspect the undersea mountains may serve multiple important roles for the whales.
Earth has a poop problem. The extinction of whales and other megafauna has resulted in a shortage of mega-manure, which is essential for spreading nutrients around the globe at sea and on land.
Little is known about how baleen whales process low-frequency sounds. Now, researchers have found that baleen whales have specialized skulls that can capture the energy of low frequencies and direct it toward their ear bones to hear.