What Whale Barnacles Know

“Other than whale barnacles, nothing else reliably recorded the month-to-month movements of ancient whales, says Taylor. Bone tissue doesn’t care about the chemistry of the water it grew in; baleen does, but it’s hardly ever fossilized. But a well-preserved whale barnacle is the perfect time-traveling tracking device.”

Source: Hakai Magazine
Published: Nov 9, 2021
Length: 18 minutes (4,655 words)
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