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(Science: zoology) plates or blades of whalebone, from two to twelve feet long, and sometimes a foot wide, which in certain whales (Balaenoidea) are attached side by side along the upper jaw, and form a fringelike sieve by which the food is retained in the mouth.

Origin: f. Baleine whale and whalibone, L. Balaena a whale; cf. Gr.

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Skull identification

It's not a snake, when you look at it along what i assume to be the jaw it looks like "baleen" small filtering sort of fibrous structures that some whales use to filter small micro organisms out of the water such as krill, have ya got anymore pics of it? I think ...

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by vk4vfx
Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Skull identification
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Re: Whale related question ?

... They were in the beginning only semi-aquatic, then fully aquatic, and then evolved to live in the deep oceans. Early whales all have teeth, not baleen. Baleen was a fairly recent adaption.

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by robsabba
Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Whale related question ?
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Views: 3703

http://xkxy.org:Bible exact description of DNA and ATP

... an eye on each side, but then it resorbs and rebuilds some of its bones in a way that allows one eye to migrate through its skull. Recall that a baleen whale builds and then resorbs a useless set of teeth. Recall that a woman produces and stores hundreds of thousands of oocytes, though only a ...

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by mith
Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: http://xkxy.org:Bible exact description of DNA and ATP
Replies: 77
Views: 65191

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