Underwater footage captures unique sea life growing out of a dead whale’s body

When a whale dies and eventually sinks to the bottom of the ocean floor it becomes an event known as a Whale Fall. Long after ocean predators pick at and consume much of the carcass as it floats on the surface, the bones and remaining flesh will sink to the bottom and when that happens it’s a very, very big deal. The life that crowds around it comes out en masse. There are even breeds of worms that are capable of burrowing into its bones to consume the remnants of soft matter left behind.

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