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baleen

or

whalebone

horny plates which hang from the roof of the mouth in some whales (Mysticeti), e.g. right whales and rorquals. The plates filter out krill (small shrimplike crustaceans) from the sea water as it is forced out of the mouth.
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They also indicate that baleen whales lost the ability to echolocate, whereas their close cousin, the sperm whale, retained it.
Baleen species include the humpback, the minke, and the largest animal ever to have lived on Earth, the blue whale.
This indicates early and varied experimentation in the evolution of baleen whales", explained Dr Fitzgerald.
And because the carbon-13 patterns in baleen reflect a yearly migration, they also provide the first method for accurately determining the age of the huge mammals, Schell says.
The OMV interests to be acquired by Santos are: * VIC/L21 Patricia Baleen gas field and associated processing facilities (40%) * VIC/RL3 Sole gas field (40%) * VIC/RL1 Golden Beach gas field (33%) * VIC/P55 exploration block (33%) * South Australian Cooper Basin (2.
As the whales migrate back and forth between the Beaufort and Bering seas each year, the isotopic content of their growing baleen records their diet and movement.
The drag forces the blubber to expand around a large volume of prey-laden water, which is then filtered out through a comb-like structure called baleen when the mouth closes.
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The 24-foot baleen whale appeared to be very well preserved, with much of the fossilized skeleton present.
The water is then sieved out through the comb-like baleen plates and the krill are devoured.
After the 25 m (80 ft)-long whale fills its mouth with seawater, it spits the water out through a giant filter in the jaw called baleen.