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Scientists turn to old whaling logs for signs of climate change

The log book of the whaling vessel Marcella out of New Bedford at the Providence Public Library, which owns one of the five largest collections of whaling log books in the country. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The log book of the whaling vessel Marcella out of New Bedford at the Providence Public Library, which owns one of the five largest collections of whaling log books in the country. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Scientists are turning to 19th-century whaling logs in New England to figure out how critical wind patterns have changed and how much climate change is contributing to that.

WBUR’s Hannah Chanatry reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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