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Research Finds Whales, Too, Can Get the Bends

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Research Finds Whales, Too, Can Get the Bends

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Research Finds Whales, Too, Can Get the Bends

Research Finds Whales, Too, Can Get the Bends

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New research suggests that sperm whales can sustain the same kind of bone damage as human divers if they surface too quickly. And, as NPR's Christopher Joyce reports, whales' diving and surfacing behavior may be affected by human activities such as military sonar experiments.

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