A new blue whale population has been identified in New Zealand waters. The population of at least 700 blue whales is genetically distinct from those living in the Pacific and Antarctic Oceans. The whales had been listed as migrant, but scientists from Oregon State University used photographs, acoustics of whale songs, and genetic samples to conclude that they are permanent residents.
5. “Laze” from Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano
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