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At almost 100 feet in length, blue whales are believed to be the largest animals that ever existed, bigger even than any known dinosaur. And yet, scientists now tell us, there is room in the southeastern Pacific Ocean for two different kinds of blue whales, with two distinct populations living in the waters of the region.
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- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
- Stephen Jay Gould