Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 12 - Think and Explain: 47

Answer

Its density increases.

Work Step by Step

The diving whale is compressed to a smaller volume. Density = $\frac{mass}{volume}$, so density increases as the whale's volume decreases. This is discussed on page 229.
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