This Preserved 600-Pound Whale Heart Will Last 1,000 Years

Nine blue whales died in Canada’s Newfoundland when they became trapped in ice, a whopping three percent of the blue whales in the wild. When these massive creatures, which weigh 300,000 pounds, die, they almost always sink, but in a rare occurrence, two of the whales washed ashore in Newfoundland and Labrador. Scientists were then able to salvage some of the whales organs to conduct never before done research.

Now, the preserved 600-pound heart of one of these whales will be on display at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Read more on http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/animals/a26583/600-pound-whale-heart/

 

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