The strange ecosystem in the sea: dead whales | Curio

The strange ecosystem in the sea: dead whales

6 mins | May 28, 2017

When a whale dies, its existence doesn’t come to an end. When its carcass sinks to the bottom of the ocean, it can sustain a complex, localised eco-system of deep-sea organism for decades – a phenomenon called a ‘whale fall’. Virat Markandeya describes in Nautilus magazine.

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From Nautilus magazine