Friday, November 20, 2015

In the News: Bones of Blue Whales

Fig.1. Blue whale from above
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Credit: NOAA Fisheries, 2007)

What happens when a blue whale washes up on shore? This week in the news, scientists and students had the chance of a lifetime to study rare animals from around the world, from blue whales in Oregon to mysterious arachnids near the Dead Sea.

  • Scorpion attacks and scorching temperatures were only some of the obstacles these scientists faced to collect and describe this group of arachnids: “The Naming of Parts,” Natural History Magazine (November 2015)



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