Toothless whales use fat to listen

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If that was me, I’d be like Heimdallr hearing grass as it grows on the earth ! :-)

“Scientists have long understood the way dolphins and toothed whales have been able to hear underwater. These animals have a special type of fat surrounding their jaws which can relay sounds from the ocean to their ears. Now, thanks to a new study, scientists are able to understand how their toothless grazing cousins, the baleen whales are able to hear without these sound-enhancing jaws.”

minke whale

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Photo of minke whale courtesy of Andrew Reding, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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