Sarah Palin doesn’t understand why scientists would need to spend money researching fruit flies or grizzly bears, so I guess she’ll never comprehend why we would use remote-controlled helicopters to get a "darn good" sample of a sperm whale’s bad breath. Hint: bacteria, viruses, fungi. Glad she’s a politician, not a schoolteacher.
Read the BBC story on the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) collaborative study with Dr Diane Gendron from CICIMAR, a research
institution at National Polytechnic University of Mexico.
Images from ZSL at BBC (left), and Small at Flickr (right). – PJE