“When a whale dies, the story has just begun.” A beautiful paper-cutout puppet illustration of the different stages of how a whale decomposes, supporting the surrounding community of organisms for 50-75 years after its death. Animation by Flora Lichtman and Sharon Shattuck.

Related book recommendations from our gift guide: The World of Food Chains with Max Axiom, Super Scientist and Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises: A Natural History and Species Guide.

Via Radiolab.

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