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Whale's life story is recorded in its ear wax

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 08:59 PM

From a fetid, foot-long rod of earwax, extracted from the skull of a dead blue whale, scientists have unspooled an in-depth life story of one member of the largest mammals on earth. These waxy diaries could give marine biologists a new way to study the lives of a free-swimming species, and a window into the health of the ocean at large.

http://www.nbcnews.c...-wax-8C11167240

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