Humpback whales move north; warm oceans may be the cause
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Humpback whales are steadily moving north, and warmer seas and melting ice may be the reason. The whales, which move between the Antarctic and the southern tips of three continents, will be the focus of a six-year, $5-million study into their migration routes by eight research institutions across South America, South Africa and Australia. “Their migratory behavior is changing, they are going further and further north,” said Alakendra Roychoudhury, an environmental geochemist at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. “If the physical and chemical conditions of the oceans change, what will happen to the whales?”
Humpback whales move north; warm oceans may be the cause. (2020, September 27). Business Mirror, p. A4.
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