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Using forestry equipment to study whales

UBC researchers have found an unexpected way to help them study unusual, giant creatures. Zoologists at UBC are using giant x-ray equipment typically used by the forestry industry to study the evolution of feeding mechanisms of baleen whales. Daybreak North host Betsy Trumpener spoke to UBC zoology professor Robert Shadwick to learn more about this innovative use of technology and what it helped researchers find out about the creatures.
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