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Catalog Number Q.VII.001.001.001-.002
Object Name Whale Baleen
Description A section of baleen from a whale's mouth; baleen is a strong, flexible material made out of keratin that is used by whales to filter their prey from the sea water; belonged to a baleen whale, not an orca or other type of toothed whale

There are two pieces: Q.VII.001.001 (with a broken piece - Q.VII.001.001.002) and Q.VII.001.002
Date / /
Caption Whale Baleen
Credit line Gifted by Mrs. Victor Berlin
Search Terms animal
artifacts
Whales
whale
biology
whale baleen
sciences
natural history