> Date: Sun, 08 Mar 1998 16:08:31 +0000 > From: Jeremiah Leary <email@example.com> > Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org > To: aRomero@ACC.FAU.EDU, email@example.com > Subject: baleen > > Hi, > I teach at a small science and occasionally do programming on whales. > Recently, I have been asked several times if baleen grows like our hair > or fingernails. I would appreciate some info on this subject. Thank > you. > Rita Rogers Dera Rita: Yes, they grow like any other organ or tissue. Baleen plates can be as long as 3 m in the right whale or even longer than 4 meters in the bowhead. Best wishes, Aldemaro Romero, Ph.D.