In the Gulf of Mexico, the great sperm whales of Moby Dick fame, (Physeter macrocephalus), are being silently tracked. Navy's former "silent runners" - quiet ships originally designed to trail enemy submarines - follow the whales to areas off the Mississippi Delta rich in food sources, but also rich in potentially hazardous underwater noise.
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