Subject: Re: blue whale heart size

Robert Kenney (rkenney@gsosun1.gso.uri.edu)
Fri, 14 Nov 97 10:28:31 EST

At 23:31 11/13/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Dr. Kennedy,
>     My friend told me that an adult blue whale has a heart the
>size of a Volkswagen Beetle.  Is this true or is he just pulling my leg?
>
Finally an easy question!  That is actually true.  And the aorta is large
enough that a man could crawl through it.

Cheers,
Dr. Bob
(and it's a good thing I don't get upset when people misspell my last name)

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