Saturday, July 7, 2012

Krill kill season off the Pacific coast

Santa Cruz Sentinel/Jason Hoppin, 7/2/12.  "Blue wales invade Monterey Bay:  Ocean royalty comes for the krill, has company."

Blue whale largest mammal
How big?  Largest animal ever known
"An abundance of krill is setting the stage for a spectacular show in Monterey Bay, drawing not only humpback whales and rare sharks, but scores of ocean royalty - blue whales.

The largest animals on Earth, blue whales have shown up in droves this year, rivaling the numbers of Monterey Bay's resident aerial acrobats, the humpbacks. And they have been supplemented by basking sharks, the second-largest shark in the world.

....  "It's kind of seasonal, periodic," said Sean Van Sommeran of the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation of the basking shark's visit. "It doesn't happen every year."  Read Article.

Posted by Kathy Meeh 

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