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a horny material from the upper jaws of certain whales

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Rather, this particular toothed whale seems more closely related to the baleen whales, despite noticeable outward differences, they report in the Jan.
Antarctic minke whales are among the few species of baleen whales not decimated by commercial whaling during the 20th century, and some scientists have hypothesized that their large numbers are hampering the recovery of deleted species, such as blue, fin and humpback, which may compete for krill.
Many modern whale species use hair-like structures called baleen to filter tiny prey such as krill from seawater.
The wells will be completed sub-sea, connected via a manifold and piped 12km to Patricia Baleen facilities.
Dr Fitzgerald's study is centred on Mammalodon colliveri, a primitive toothed baleen whale, one of a group of whales that includes the largest animal ever to have lived, the blue whale.
These animals may also have had baleen, which is made of fingernail-like keratin that does not fossilize.
baleen whales, anteaters, pangolins) and of mammals with teeth that lack enamel (e.
The resort also welcomes the addition of the nationally acclaimed BALEEN restaurant and lounge, the signature fine dining brand of Noble House Hotels & Resorts.
Measuring carbon isotope ratios in baleen -- the fingernail-like plates through which whales filter huge mouthfuls of plankton-rich water -- he was surprised to find a regular variation in the ratio from one end of the baleen to the other.
Using a model based on a vertebrate's energy expenditure, mass and eating habits, Dr McNab explained the body size of existing and extinct mammals, including baleen whales, an ancient rhinoceros and modern elephants.
The acquisition will see Santos build its position in the Gippsland gas hub by becoming the largest interest holder (90%) and operator of the Patricia Baleen and Sole gas fields and associated processing facilities at the Orbost plant in eastern Victoria.
Schell and Norma Haubenstock, bothat the University of Alaska inFairbanks, have studied the levels of carbon and nitrogen isotopes contained in whale baleen, or the plates that grow from the roof of the animal's mouth.
Right whales are baleen whales, and in the winter spend a lot of time diving for food deep in the water column.
Over the years the effect has been found in "several cellulose derivatives, chitin and amylose, which are polysaccharides; collagen in tendon, skin and teeth; keratin in wool, baleen and horn; fibrin in blood clot; myosin and actin in muscles, which are proteins; DNA; several kinds of synthetic polypeptides; and optically active polymers.