Saturday, April 25, 2009

Baleen


Last week I  discovered that different species of whales have baleen that has a color that is unique to it.  The golden colored baleen pictured here is from a California gray whale.  There's a bit of dark baleen from a different species in this picture, too.  The baleen felt like the stiff bristles of a plastic broom.

2 comments:

Jacob said...

Super sharp shot, and thanks for providing me with information I didn't know! I learn so much from these blogs!

Jilly said...

This is fascinating although I'm wondering how the whales died. Nice shot.

Wayfarers Chapel

Wayfarers Chapel
See the archived posts from June about this historic and beautiful chapel.