Sperm whale tissue analysis

Sperm whale tissue analysis

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Caption: Sperm whale tissue analysis. Skin tissue retrieved from a dead sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) being sliced into sections. The samples will be prepared and mounted onto slides for examination under light microscope. The sample came from a dead male sperm whale that was found on Henne Strand, Jutland, Denmark. The specimen measured 14 meters in length and weighed an estimated 30 tonnes. Photographed at the National Veterinary Institute in Copenhagen.

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