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A secluded icy fortress shelters rare whales

Top of whale's head, showing blowhole and spray, emerging from water near patch of ice.

Most bowhead whales head south for the winter, but the Spitsbergen’s (pictured) go north, where they shelter beneath the ice. Credit: Kit Kovacs and Christian Lydersen/NPI

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Nature 582, 317 (2020)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-020-01780-0

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