Hi everyone, welcome to a new episode of WHALEZONE.TV, which is now available on our blog! In this episode, our Marine Biologist Vanessa explains about hair in whales and dolphins. Watch, learn and enjoy!
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Yochem, Pamela K., and Brent S. Stewart. “Hair and fur.” Encyclopedia of marine mammals. Academic Press, 2009. 529-530.
Kennedy, Jennifer. “Where Whales Have Hair and How It’s Used.” ThoughtCo, Feb. 11, 2020, thoughtco.com/do-whales-have-hair-2291508.
1) Underwater film of Humpback whales hunting in shallow water in Norway – Source: Best Wildlife Stories
2) Humpback Whale Birth – Source: Maui Sea to Sky Tours & Activities
3) Hair and Hair Follicle – Source: Anatomy & Physiology Pro
4) Closest whale encounters – Source: Brett Vercoe