What living four-legged animals are blue whale's closest to?  In the "Use DNA Sequencing to Trace the Blue Whale's Evolutionary Tree" genomics #science project, students trace the blue whale's family tree using the GenBank database and the BLAST search tool. [Source: Science Buddies, http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas/Genom_p017.shtml?from=Pinterest; image: Wikipedia] #STEM #scienceproject #DNADay

Blue whales' habitat will decrease due to warming ocean water and less prey.

Using Genbank and BLAST in the Biology Classroom

Using Genbank and BLAST in the Biology Classroom

There are only about 6,000 humpback whales left in the oceans. (scheduled via http://www.tailwindapp.com?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=twpin&utm_content=post4574854&utm_campaign=scheduler_attribution)

There are only about humpback whales left in the oceans. In the early whaling was very popular & over whales were killed. Commercial whaling has been banned since the late & currently whaling has been minimized significantly.

Diplodocus v blue whale: How they stack up in numbers - BBC Newsbeat

Diplodocus v blue whale: How they stack up in numbers

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Fotografía Del Día: Ballena Jorobada Y Su Cría

Best of Hashtag Challenge: See the world below the surface as captured by National Geographic’s Your Shot community in these top ten images chosen by award-winning underwater photographer.

If the heat of summer proves too much of a menace to your budding love of nature, check out these amazing nature GIFs instead!

Twenty-Four Incredible Nature GIFs

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bluishness: “ ​Humpback whale pulls off once-in-a-lifetime backflip ”

Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) swimming in the sea off the coast of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean by Masa Ushioda. A humpback whale can weigh 35 to 40 tons and measure about 16 feet long

The gentle beast heads to the surface, seeking a close encounter

‘We’ve never seen two together,’ says co-founder of marine conservation;the whales are the largest creatures on earth

Rare blue whales spotted off New England coast in 'unheard of' event

‘We’ve never seen two together,’ says co-founder of marine conservation;the whales are the largest creatures on earth

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