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"By spending a lot of time trying to learn how to be a whale, you actually learn to be a far better person."

Shane Gero, a scientist and explorer with National Geographic. Gero said that whales share certain fundamental characteristics with humans, including being parts of families, having individual identities and being curious, especially when young. (Bioneers – May 16, 2023)


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