Antarctic Killer Whales May Seek Spa-like Relief in the Tropics

Killer whales need pampering too! Some Antarctic killer whales travel over 5,000 miles to visit the warm waters off southern Brazil before returning immediately to Antarctica. SWFSC scientists believe the whales are seeking warmer waters to help speed up the process of shedding their algae-coated skin.

To learn more, check out the press releaseThe previous link is a link to a Non-Federal government web site. Click to review NOAA Fisheries Disclaimeror read the entire journal article that was recently published in Biology Letters.

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