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More Great Links
- Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
- World Wildlife Fund: Hydrothermal vents and cold seeps
- Bennett, Bruce A.; Smith, Craig R.; Glaser, Bryce and Maybaum, Hilary L. "Faunal community structure of a chemoautotrophic assemblage on whale bones in the deep northeast Pacific Ocean." Marine Ecology Progress Series. May 19, 1994. (Aug. 13, 2008)http://www.int-res.com/articles/meps/108/m108p205.pdf
- Chawkins, Steve. "Disposing of a whale? A hulk of a problem - Safely getting rid of a rotting carcass is quite the challenge, as beach towns recently learned." Los Angeles Times. Oct. 8, 2007. (Aug. 13, 2008)http://articles.latimes.com/2007/oct/08/local/me-whale8
- "Deep sea ecology: hydrothermal vents and cold seeps." World Wildlife Fund. (Aug. 13, 2008)http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/what_we_do/marine/blue_planet/deep_sea/vents_seeps/index.cfm
- Geraci, Joseph R. and Lounsbury, Valerie J. "Marine Mammals Ashore." Texas A&M University Sea Grant College Program. National Aquarium. 2005. (Aug. 13, 2008)http://books.google.com/books?id=AIwWScWoP6MC
- Russo, Julie Zeidner. "This Whale's (After) Life." National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (Aug. 13, 2008)http://www.nurp.noaa.gov/Spotlight/Whales.htm
- Smith, Craig R. and Baco, Amy R. "Ecology Of Whale Falls At The Deep-Sea Floor." Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review. 2003. (Aug. 13, 2008)http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/oceanography/faculty/csmith/Files/Smith%20and%20Baco%202003.pdf
- "Thar she blows! Dead whale explodes." MSNBC. Jan. 29, 2004. (Aug. 13, 2008)http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4096586/
- Welch, Bob. "Bob Welch: Tale of flying blubber keeps bubbling up." The Register-Guard. Nov. 10, 2005. (Aug. 13, 2008)http://rgweb.registerguard.com/news/2005/11/10/d1.cr.welch.1110.p1.php?section=cityregion:
- "Whale carcass yields bone-devouring worms." Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. July 29, 2004. (Aug. 13, 2008)http://www.mbari.org/news/news_releases/2004/whalefall.html