Herring + whales + bacteria =

When different species meet, interesting things can happen. Here’s a case in point: “Digestion of herring by indigenous bacteria in the minke whale forestomach,” Monica A. Olsen, Tove H. Aagnes and Svein D. Mathiesen, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, December 1994, p. 4445-4455. The authors, at the University of Tromso, Norway, report: “Northeastern Atlantic minke whales […]

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