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Nuclear bomb detectors uncover secret population of blue whales hiding in Indian Ocean

11/06/2021 10:05 AM | Click to read full article

Scientists have discovered an entirely new population of pygmy blue whales in the Indian Ocean, which have managed to evade detection for decades despite their enormous size.

Researchers uncovered the secretive cetaceans by analyzing acoustic data collected by an underwater nuclear bomb detection array, which revealed a unique song scientists had never heard before.