Subject: Behavior: Whale Jumping (fwd)

Mike Williamson (pita@www1.wheelock.edu)
Mon, 20 Apr 1998 10:51:52 -0400 (EDT)

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 17:43:44 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Cara M. Gubbins" <cara@scs.unr.edu>
To: KMay <KMay@prodigy.net>
Cc: pita@whale.wheelock.edu
Subject: Whale Jumping


Richard,
Whales are able to jump out of the water by using their tails, also called
"flukes" to jump out of the water. Whales use their flukes to swim, and
have lots of muscles around tehm, so they are very strong. This strength
allows them to jump very high.
Cara

On Sat, 18 Apr 1998, KMay wrote:

> How can whales jump so high?
> 
> Richard May, 5 years old
>