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Whale Poop

Earlier this week we talked about how to use whale snot for science. I especially enjoyed blog bff Scicurious‘s take on the study: Budgetary requirement: $5000 for series of expensive remote control helicopters. Source: Toys R Us. Justification: Need something that can fly close to a whale and collect snot for measurement. Also, this is…

Whale Snot

Figure 1: Humpback whale The question is: what do you use to study the health of whales in the wild? The answer is: not what you’d think.