Subject: Biggest Mammal and Heart size

Martine Berube (mberube@ulb.ac.be)
Tue, 19 May 1998 17:23:41 +0200 (MET DST)

Dear Julia,
Yes it is true, the blue whale is the biggest mammal in the world. According
to the Guinness Book of Records a female Blue whale taken on 20th March 1947
had a heart that weighed 1540lbs (698.5kg).
Martine

At 09.49 AM 19-05-1998 EDT, you wrote:
>Is it true that the blue whale is the biggest mammal in the world?  How much
>does its heart weigh? 
>Julia in Florida age 9
>
>
Martine Berube
Unit of Evolutionary Genetics
Department of Molecular Biology
Free University of Brussels (ULB)
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B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
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