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20 Jul — 2017

The scientific stuff of the Commander Islands Nature and Biosphere Reserve managed to film the grey whale feeding process near Bering Island using drone. Grey whale is the only species of cetaceans, which feeds on benthal invertebrates. Unlike other baleen whales, the gray whale fills his mouth with sand, not water, and filters the sand through the whalebone. 

During counts, which are organized in the framework of Ecological Monitoring Program, Scientific Department Employees of the Commander Islands Reserve used drone or UAV to take several videos of grey whale feeding process, which is very rare in the Commander Islands. 

According to Nikolay Grebnitsky, who managed the Commander Islands in the XIX century, grey…

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