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Using Drones to Solve 170-Year Bowhead Whale Mystery

Clip: Season 46 Episode 23 | 3m | Video has closed captioning.

Why do bowhead whales hang around large rocks in the Arctic? Getting an aerial view allows one research team to make a surprising discovery.

Aired: 11/27/19

Rating: NR

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