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Science Middle School

Biologists Find it's Hard to Study Right Whales

Biologists studying right whales face the challenge of studying rare, extremely large organisms that spend the majority of their time underwater. This public radio story explores some of the challenges and risks of studying right whales and explores the reasons that scientists are willing to work so hard to study them. In addition, the story discusses an experiment designed to learn how male and female right whales find each other during mating season.

Life Science Animals Oceans

Story Length: 5:04

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This audio is part of the One Species at a Time series hosted by Ari Daniel and produced by Atlantic Public Media and the Encyclopedia of Life, with the support from the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology. Read the Podcast Transcript. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.

AIR DATE: 10/28/2013

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