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5 February 2021 / The Arctic Sounder / Ned Rozell

Bowhead whales appear to be on the rebound

Utqiaġvik, Alaska, United States

The open ocean off Utqiagvik in fall and early winter is evidence of climate change. Remarkably, bowhead whales appear to be thriving, although there are new challenges. Kidney-worm infections have been detected in bowheads, possibly brought by other species of whales coming north. And then there are the killer whales, a natural predators of bowheads now venturing north.

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