> Do whales have belly buttons?I need this for school.
Yep, they do. The technical term for the belly button is the
"umbilicus", and as you probably know it's what's left over after you're
born when the umbilical cord is cut. Whales, being mammals, have the
same system: during pregnancy, the fetus is connected to its mom via the
umbilical cord, which allows the transfer of nutrients and stuff to the
A whale's belly button is of course a lot bigger than yours, but it
doesn't usually accumulate lint...
Good luck with your school work!
Phillip J. Clapham, Ph.D. Large Whale Biology Program Northeast Fisheries Science Center 166 Water Street Woods Hole, MA 02543, U.S.A.
tel. 508 495-2316 fax 508 495-2066 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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