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Scientists investigate a humpback whale by boat and by drone in the surface waters near the west Antarctic Peninsula. Duke University Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab under NOAA permit 14809-03 and ACA permits 2015-011 and 2020-016 hide caption

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Duke University Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab under NOAA permit 14809-03 and ACA permits 2015-011 and 2020-016

The biggest whales can eat the equivalent of 80,000 Big Macs in one day

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A great shearwater flies off the coast of Tasmania. John Harrison/Wikipedia hide caption

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Why Seabirds Love To Gobble Plastic Floating In The Ocean

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Plankton collected in the Pacific Ocean with a 0.1mm mesh net. Seen here is a mix of multicellular organisms — small zooplanktonic animals, larvae and single protists (diatoms, dinoflagellates, radiolarians) — the nearly invisible universe at the bottom of the marine food chain. Christian Sardet/CNRS/Tara Expeditions hide caption

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Revealed: The Ocean's Tiniest Life At The Bottom Of The Food Chain

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