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Blue whales: A memory for fine food supply

Blue Whale
Monterey Herald
Apr 2 2019

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MONTEREY - When swimming along California’s coast, blue whales, the largest known animals on earth, act like veteran tourists. Year after year, they choose to eat at the same spots that have given them a consistent fine dining experience.
Monterey Bay is one such dining hotspot that blue whales frequent on their migratory journey from Mexico and Costa Rica to British Columbia. But what’s guiding them back to these exact same sites? A recent study suggests that it’s their exceptional memory.