fin whale internal anatomy

From: Pieter Folkens (animalbytes@earthlink.net)
Date: Fri Mar 28 2003 - 02:11:38 EST

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    > On Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at 02:12 PM, Pam Headley wrote:
    >
    >> Hello,
    >>
    >> Our Homeschool group will be constructing a Fin whale model in a
    >> couple
    >> 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
    >> idea
    >> 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.
    >
    > Cheers,
    >
    > Pieter Folkens
    >



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