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whale fall...that's the word I was looking for as ...

2009-03-16T21:02:00.000-05:00

whale fall...that's the word I was looking for as I was writing this post.

Thanks for contributing and beefing up the marine parts for me.

I hope all of my readers check out Miriam's page (among others). It's a great way to learn more about marine ecology.



On isolated islands, dead whales that was up can f...

2009-03-16T17:36:00.000-05:00

On isolated islands, dead whales that was up can feed the entire ecosystem - the insects and scavengers that eat the whale in turn get eaten by everything else, and their poop brings whale nutrients to the plants. And dead whales that sink create a unique deep-sea ecosystem called (of course) a whale fall. So this blue whale's life isn't exactly over yet.