Subject: Re: Whale Blow Holes

NAMMACETA@aol.com
Sat, 8 Mar 1997 22:06:05 -0500 (EST)

What is happening when a whale spouts water from its 
blowhole? Is it ejecting water from its lungs, or is it a 
result of exhaling which turns the water on the blowhole 
into an aerosol?
Thanks for any info.

Tara

clearing water from the top of the nostrils that spilled in.  body moisture
like we have in our breath and nostrils.  There is no connection between the
mouth and respiratory system in a cetacean.  That's why they are never
required to learn the Heimlich.