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

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