Subject: heart, whale

Michael Williamson (pita@whale.simmons.edu)
Mon, 2 Dec 1996 12:57:44 -0500 (EST)

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 1996 08:33:39 -0500 (EST)
From: Courtney E. Stirling <stirling@gsosun1.gso.uri.edu>
To: benh@rof.net
Cc: pita@whale.simmons.edu, krill@whale.simmons.edu
Subject: Re: heart



Ben,
	I had to ask another scientist for help with this question!  THe
information I got is that the heart in small whales weighs about 1.3% of
it's body weight.  In large whales the percentage is smaller - 0.5% of the
total body weight.

Courtney


On Wed, 27 Nov 1996, Ben Heffer wrote:

> Hi Courtney,
> 
> Would you please tell the third grade students the size and weight of a
> blue whale's heart.
> 
> Thank you.
> 
> Ben Heffer