Learning to Love Whale Poop

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Whale poop acts like a super charged power-up for the ocean. When whales feed from the bottom of the ocean they pick up important nutrients, like nitrogen. These nutrients then get shared with other living organisms through the whale’s poop, helping to keep the ocean’s ecosystem healthy!

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/10/101012101255.htm

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