Whale bones are used for research purposes, and for educational purposes. In
education, they are used to show people what whale bones look like and how
they are put together. Whole skeletons are used in museums and big aquariums
to show people how big a whale is and how the bones are arranges.
In research, the health of whales may be studied by how healthy the bones are.
In cultures that still hunt and kill whales, the bones may be ground down to
powder for food, or carved to be used as tools.
I hope that is useful. Excellent question!!
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