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Hello and welcome to my blog all about whale fall ecosystems. When a cetacean dies there are a few possible outcomes, one is that the carcass will fall into the Abyssal zone onto the sea floor creating an intricate but localised ecosystem: a whale fall. It is difficult to imagine any benefit to a whale dying, considering that many whale species have a conservation status of vulnerable or endangered of becoming extinct. I hope my blog informs you about any possible benefits and processes involved in whale fall events, and how they may provide a vital lifeline for the plethora of unique organisms in the extreme deep ocean environment.