Monday, July 31, 2017
Blue whale heart & (What is Plastination?) - BIODIVERSITY
Blue whale heartThis is a 440-pound blue whale heart. Scientists conducted a first of its kind preservation effort - plastination - to salvage it from a decomposing body.
What is Plastination?
Plastination is a preservation method to generate non-toxic anatomical specimens, which can be used for long-term educational purposes.
Photo: Courtesy of the Royal Ontario Museum