Wikipedia-Artikel des Tages: Whale Fall

„Whale fall is the term used for a whale carcass that has fallen to the ocean floor. […]
When a whale dies in shallow water, its carcass is typically devoured by scavengers over a relatively short period of time—within several months. However, in deeper water […], fewer scavenger species exist, and the carcass can provide sustenance for a complex localized ecosystem over periods of decades.“

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