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Whale ‘swallows’ sea lion: ‘It was a once-in-a-lifetime event’

Whale ‘swallows’ sea lion: ‘It was a once-in-a-lifetime event’

Science
Chase Dekker believes the photo he took of a humpback whale "swallowing" a sea lion is the first time that happening has ever been caught on camera.The 27-year-old wildlife photographer and marine biologist had taken a boat of whale watchers out on the water in Monterey Bay, California, on 22 July when the incident happened."It wasn't a huge group, only three humpback whales and about two hundred sea lions," Chase tells Radio 1 Newsbeat."We've seen it all the way up to 100 whales with 3,000 sea lions, so it can get really insane."The animals were feeding on a school of anchovies at the water's surface when the whale ended up with something a little larger in its mouth than it probably expected."We were watching them feed for a long time and then eventuall...
Cross these once-in-a-lifetime trips off your bucket list while the dollar is stronger

Cross these once-in-a-lifetime trips off your bucket list while the dollar is stronger

Finance
The dollar is on a tear, and that means one thing: pack your bags. The DXY U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of currencies, surged to year-to-date highs through August. That makes it relatively less expensive to travel to even the most far-flung destinations around the world. At the same time, international airfares have also come down slightly making it even easier to stretch your budget on a vacation abroad. So dust off your passport, here are the top trips to consider, according to the travel pros. ...