Whalebone, polarised light microscopy

Whalebone, polarised light microscopy

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Credit: STEVE LOWRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Polarised light microscopy of a transverse section of whalebone. Rings of concentric lamellae (osteons) surrounding the Haversian canals (blue central areas) which, in life, contain blood vessels and nerves.

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Keywords: animal, biological, biology, bone, cetacea, fauna, lacunae, light microscope, mammal, microscopic, microscopy, nature, osteoblasts, osteoclasts, osteons, polarised light micrograph, polarized, transverse section, whale, whalebone, zoological, zoology

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