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Inseparable

From the moment she first gently carries it to the surface for its first breath, mother and calf are inseparable.

Unlike humans, whales are voluntary breathers. How does a whale know to breathe when it is sleeping? Scientists have studied captive dolphins, and determined that only one half of their brains "sleep" at a time. No such studies are possible for whales, but it is assumed the same is true for them.

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