Isabela surfacing to breathe in the waters of Chile's Gulf of Corcovado (Courtesy of Rodrigo Hucke-Gaete/Blue Whale Center) Animals Oceanography 

Where Do Blue Whales Go to Breed?

By Kate S. The blue whale is the largest animal on Earth, yet the breeding grounds of this elusive creature have remained a mystery…until now. Scientists studying blue whales in the waters of Chile through DNA profiling and photo-identification may have solved the mystery of where these huge animals go to breed, according to a recent study by the Chile’s Blue Whale Center/Universidad Austral de Chile, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The researchers have been tracking a female blue whale they call…

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