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Friday, December 16, 2011

Earthquake Sensors Track Rare Whales

By Helen Shen, ScienceNOW
SAN FRANCISCO — Underwater earthquake recordings could help track the endangered and poorly understood fin whale, according to research presented here last week at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Most quake researchers cull the whale’s booming calls from their seafloor recordings. But one group of seismologists has flipped things around to harvest an extensive repertoire of fin whale songs.
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