> On Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at 02:12 PM, Pam Headley wrote:
>> Our Homeschool group will be constructing a Fin whale model in a
>> weeks. We are really wanting to have a diagram as to what the various
>> organs look like, so we can draw them to scale to give the kids an
>> as to what the inside of a whale looks like. I have looked in many
>> books and websites and have not found a diagram like what you can find
>> on fish and humans. Do you have any information on this?
>> Thank you
>> Pam Headley
> A resource close to your request can be found in the book Whales, by
> E.J.Slijper, Cornell University Press 1962; ISBN 0-8014-1161-0. I'll
> point you to pages 59 and 137 which have a fin whale skeleton with a
> body outline. Pages 158, 165 and 259 have diagrams showing some
> internal organs.
> Although I do not have a copy immediately at hand, I recall one of the
> ZooBooks editions on whales has a nicely illustrated image of the
> internal structure of a large whale (but not necessarily a fin whale).
> I hope this helps.
> Pieter Folkens
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