Those White Crusts on Whales Are Alive and Full of Stories

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You might think the white patches that grow on whale’s heads and faces are just weird skin growths, and you’re not wrong. But when you look closer, these patches are crawling with tiny stowaways!

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Image Sources:
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/north-pacific-right-whale

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