How Whale earwax is being used for science

The extent of knowledge about the effects of carbon dioxide in our oceans is limited, but some American researcher’s may be about to change that by extracting and analysing the ear wax of dead whales

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Dreaming of whales off the Pacific coast

Chocó department, on Colombia’s Pacific coast, is one of the wettest places on Earth. It rains all the time. The small group that I was with was visiting a community tourism project, Mano Cambiada, based in the town of Nuquí. The warning that, on the boat journey to Mano Cambiada’s lodge, we might get wet was an understatement. A little short of two hours in, in our small boat on the open sea, we were drenched to the skin.