Creatures of a Whale Fall

October 2020

Have you met any spooky creatures of the deep today? The organisms feeding on the body of this decaying whale are here to wish you an early Happy Halloween!

When a whale dies at sea, its body sinks to the seafloor. Whale falls serve as an important food source for animals from large sharks to small worms and can feed communities for years to decades (!).

Learn more, and to download an informational poster about whale falls.