Researchers Describe ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Whale Survey Near Point Hope

“On that one flight we saw fin whales, 24 humpback whales, 5 killer whales and one minke whale. Reporter: So did your jaw kind of drop when you heard that? Clarke: yes, I would say that it did.”

Killer whales have never been seen before in the previous three decades of the survey. Fin whales and humpback whales have been documented just once. Minke whales, only a handful of times. Full Story »

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