Subject: Re: salt water in whale eyes

Daniel K. Odell (
Fri, 31 Jan 1997 23:33:44 -0500 (EST)

Missed a question.

7.  Whales and dolphins evolved in salt water but we don't know if it
stings their eyes.  They produce a thick mucous that coats their eyes and
probably protects the cornea from irritation by salt water.

Dan Odell
Sea World

> 7. Does salty water burn whales eyes?
> We are a school of approx. 800 students in Washingtonville, NY
> Thanks for your help.
> Mrs. Gladestone an older teacher is thinking about getting a computer
> after seeing WhaleNet.
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> Greg Wing