Subject: Blubber

Al Romero (
Mon, 01 Feb 1999 15:39:25 -0600

At 03:57 PM 2/1/99 -0500, you wrote:
>How much blubber do some whales have?

>								Amy Hague

It varies from species to species and the time of the year. Among the large
baleen whales right after completing their feeding season it may account up
to 50% of the body weight.

Best wishes,

Aldemaro Romero, Ph.D.
Director and Associate Professor
Environmental Studies Program
Macalester College
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St. Paul, MN 55105-1899
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