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Blue Whale Filmed Feeding 
It has always been a challenge to get video of blue whales feeding. The view is limited from a boat and helicopters disturb the sensitive cetaceans. Now, with modern drone technology, researchers have acquired striking video of a great blue decimating a krill swarm. The Smithsonian provides: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cool-video-shows-blue-whale-nomming-krill-180962974/

Mangroves Protect Vietnam’s Mekong Delta 
As sea levels rise, areas like the Mekong Delta are threat. For the time being mangrove forests are helping to mitigate the problem. But the future is uncertain, and a way of life is at risk. BBC Travel looks at the situation in an article replete with striking photographs: http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170413-the-trees-keeping-vietnam-afloat

Space Shots of California’s “Super Bloom”
As you probably know, this winter’s rains have inundated the golden state. As a result, the state in the midst of a great wildflower bloom, the like of which hasn’t been seen in a long, long time. The color can even be seen from space, as the BBC shows us: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-39671753/wildflower-super-bloom-seen-from-space

 

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