Subject: Whale Flukes

Peter Scheifele (scheifel@uconnvm.uconn.edu)
Mon, 02 Feb 1998 12:40:51 -0500

At 01:50 PM 1/31/98 -0500, you wrote:
>What are whale flukes for?
>

The tail flukes are the power source for a whale's propulsion.  The
up-and-down movement pushes the whale forward.
Peter M. Scheifele
National Undersea Research Center
University of Connecticut
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