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Asha de Vos

Marine Biologist, The University of California Santa Cruz


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Why do you care about blue whales?

As a blue whale researcher, I know why I care about the state blue whales are in today. I spend hours on the water with them and have the privilege of asking and exploring numerous questions. At the same time, i cannot stop marvelling at their immense size, agility, speed and awe-inspiring grace. I know why I care but right now, I just want to know why you care. Looking forward to hearing from lots of you!


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    Nov 29 2012: Thank you for your comments on my question. I agree, whales are intriguing because they are elusive, because they are a fundamental part of a complex web of life, because we have so much to learn about them that would inform us about our own lives. I think this applies to most creatures out there but some capture the imagination a little bit more than others....

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