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Baleen whale filter plates

Baleen whale filter plates

C028/9750

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PAUL D STEWART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY 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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