Why whales are important for the oceans? | WHALEZONE.TV S2E3

Hi everyone, welcome to a new episode of WHALEZONE.TV, which is now available on our blog! In this episode, PhD Student Lorenzo Fiori explains why whales are important to the ocean. Watch, learn and enjoy!

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References:

Roman et al. (2014). “Whales as marine ecosystem engineers” Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 12(7): 377-385.

Poster from the article “Whale poop pumps up ocean health” – Science Daily.

Footage:

1)From the documentary “Leave it to Beavers” by PBS

2)Rare whale footage shot by drone thanks to AUT scientists – Courtesy of Lorenzo Fiori and Auckland University of Technology

3)Sperm Whales shot with drone – Courtesy of Tiago Batista and Terra Azul Azores Whale Watching

4)Orcas Hunt a Whale in Rare Video from National Geographic

5)Behind the scenes from Blue Planet II

6)”Feast in the deep” from Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)

Lorenzo Fiori

About Lorenzo Fiori

Lorenzo is Main Guide, Technical and Scientific Director at Terra Azul. He is originally from Italy and holds a Master in Science in Marine Biology. Currently, he is completing his PhD on the the behavioral responses of humpback whales to swim-with-whales tourism activities in Tonga.

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