Scientists count whales from space

February 13, 2014 2:49 AM

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Scientists count whales from space

A satellite orbiting Earth has spotted 55 southern right whales hanging out in the shallow waters off Argentina.

It turns out that these particular whales are quite easy to spot from space, said Peter Fretwell of the British Antarctic Survey. They got the name right whales because they were once considered the "right" whales to hunt. They are large and slow, and they spend a lot of time lolling near the surfac...

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