Subject: Whale travel

Martine Berube (mberube@ulb.ac.be)
Thu, 14 May 1998 11:59:01 +0200 (MET DST)

Question:
Do whales travel under the ice?  If so, how do they breathe?  Please
send reply to gailz98@yahoo.com

Answer: Whales will not travel under the ice as such, as you mentioned they
need to come to the surface to breath. In fact, maybe you remember the gray
whales which were trapped in the ice a few years ago. There is also bleu
whales which get surprised by the ice in the area of Newfounland. 
Martine Berube
Unit of Evolutionary Genetics
Department of Molecular Biology
Free University of Brussels (ULB)
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