A whale of a ride!
NSF-funded researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have discovered that the sticky barnacles that hitch rides on the backs of humpback and gray whales record details about the whales’ yearly travels and also retain this information long after they’ve ditched their ride and become fossilized.
Still Image-Credit: NOAA
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