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RSS FeedsScientists discover most blue whales are `right-handed` - except when they swim upward
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20 november 2017 20:23:48

Scientists discover most blue whales are `right-handed` - except when they swim upward
(WorldNews Environment)

CORVALLIS, Ore. - A team of scientists that used motion-sensing tags to track the movements of more than five dozen blue whales off the California coast discovered that most have a lateralization bias - in other words, they essentially are `right-handed` or `left-handed.` That didn`t necessarily surprise the researchers because many animals have a right-side bias, and for good reason. In vertebrates, the left hemisphere of the brain controls coordination, predictive motor control and the ability to plan and coordinate actions - like feeding. And the left side of the brain is linked with the right eye. However, even the `right-handed` whales become left-handed when it comes to one move, the...
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