Friday, July 1, 2011

Baleen Plates

This is a section of baleen plates from a beached humpback whale.  These plates are about 2 feet long, but on some species of whales they can grow 5 or 6 times that length.

I pull off one plate at a time as I need them for reproductions.
Photo Credit: Tim Rast

1 comment:

  1. Good thing baleen whales don't have to floss their "teeth"


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