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Unexpected scientific discoveries from nuclear testing sensors

Unexpected scientific discoveries from nuclear testing sensors

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There’s a group of dwarf blue whales in the Indian Ocean that human eyes have never seen before – but whose songs we can hear

  • author, Richard Fisher
  • scroll, Senior journalist at BBC Future
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For generations, these creatures swam across the ocean without ever encountering humans. Some of them are up to 24 meters long and weigh 90 tons.

If these large animals happened to encounter a boat, these encounters would not be recorded. Until recently, we didn’t know it was there: a pod of dwarf blue whales in the Indian Ocean.

The discovery made in 2021 is even more impressive for the way it was found. We would not have found this group without nuclear weapons.

But what do atomic bombs have to do with a group of whales?

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