Size Of Gray Whales Is Shrinking – May Be Due To Changes In Ocean

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Honey I shrunk… the whales? All joking aside, new research suggests that we as a species might have done just that. As humans, our impact on the environment has played a crucial role in global climate, ocean acidification, rising temperatures, plastic and other debris in the ocean, and even precipitation patterns. Scientists are interested in how those environmental changes caused by humans have affected various species, and have recently been studying gray whales along the Pacific Coast. One of the things being studied is how the size of gray whales has changed in recent years, and the results are disturbing: many gray whales are much smaller than

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