My name is Gino Tantuico. I am 6 years old. I have a friend named Nessie.
Nessie and I would like to know if Whales have hair. We need it for our
Dear Gino & Nessie,
Yes, whales have hair as do all mammals. The hair found on whales (and
small whales like dolphins) is most apparent when they are born. The hair
is located on the body similarly to whiskers on a dog or cat or facial hair
in humans. Each hair is very course it is believed to have a sensory
function, also like whiskers.
Good luck with your project!
Ocean Alliance (Whale Conservation Inst. & the Voyage of the Odyssey)
191 Weston Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
781.259.0423 ext. 14 fax 259.0288
Please support our efforts to conserve whales and their ocean environment
through research and education :)
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