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Why do we care so much about whales?

January 27th, 2016

Episode 811 of 1744 episodes

The news of five sperm whales dying after becoming stranded on the east coast in the last few days has fascinated the public. Winner of the 2009 Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction Philip Hoare and director at the Sea Mammal Research Unit at the University of St Andrews Dr Alisa Hall discussed the public reaction to the whale deaths.

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