Whale fall

October 2017

What's a whale fall? Find out in our video of this whale fall found in Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary!


What's that up ahead?

It's awesome.

I don't know, we'll have to wait a little bit.

Might be another -- whale fall maybe? Oh, wow. I think it is.

What else would this be?

Woah, that's a big one. Oh, the bacteria!

It's so huge! Herc [the ROV] looks so tiny.

You want to measure this in Herc-lengths? Perfect application of the Herc-length!

What's a Herc-length? That is so cool.

What kind of whale would this be? This is a big whale.

This has got to be some kind of large baleen whale.

Maya from New Zealand -- she's saying that this is why hours of sea floor.

Yeah, it really is. All those people that decided to go to bed are gonna -- they're gonna regret their decision in the morning.

I put it as a five. I'm waking people up.

Are those shrimp or krill? [Laughter] Shrimp. I'm gonna say they're shrimp.

Argus cam is awesome too.

The front of Herc is what two and a half meters?

Can you do steps across it to measure it?

Crab carrying a crab! What are those two doing with each other?

Territory? Fighting? I don't know. Mating?

Did you say one five? Yeah, fifteen meters.

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