w h y w h a l e s a r e b i g
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Ever wondered why whales are so big? But also… why aren’t they bigger? What limits their growth? And, how do scientists learn so much about the biggest animals on the planet? In this week’s lesson, students will answer these questions and more by exploring research by scientist Jeremy A. Goldbogen from Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station! This paper was published in the journal Science in December 2019, and explores the limits and drivers of whale size.