Baleen whale filter plates

Baleen whale filter plates

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Credit: PAUL D STEWART/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Feeding plates of a baleen whale skeleton. Used to filter krill and other planktonic organisms which the whale has gulped in, while letting the water drain our under pressure from the gular sack.

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Keywords: baleen, cetacean, feeder, filter, filter feeder, giant, marine, plankton, skeleton, whale

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