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Five Animals to Get You Excited for Spring

Posted On March 17, 2016 by

March 20th marks the first day of spring, but sometimes the weather can make it a little difficult to identify the true beginning of the season. Luckily there are some other signals that the warmer months are coming up. Marine animals of all kinds, from seabirds to giant whales, can be great identification tools for spring. To celebrate this change, we are telling the stories of some amazing marine animals who are known for signaling this season. If you weren’t already excited for some warmer weather, here are a few of the incredible behaviors exhibited by marine animals during this time of year to get you in the spring spirit.

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Bowhead Cam!

Posted On May 23, 2012 by

National Geographic’s “Wild Chronicles” crew attach a camera to a bowhead whale to get a glimpse into the world of one of the ocean’s most majestic creatures. The bowhead whale is not only considered the longest living mammal on Earth, but holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for the largest mouth in the world. It can measure 16 ft long, 12 ft high and 8 ft wide. Its tongue weighs approximately one ton.