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Whales dive deep for profitable prey

‘Reconstruction of deep-sea squid communities reveals profitable hunting zones for extreme-diving whales.’ An international research team has investigated why dolphins and whales perform record-breaking dives to several kilometres deep. For the first time they were able to match hunting behaviour to the prey present in the hunting zones. The study of researchers from the Netherlands and Germany is now published in the scientific journal Science Advances.

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