Blue whale heart

This 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.

Article:
https://www.wired.com/story/how-scientists-preserved-a-440-pound-blue-whale-heart

Photo: Courtesy of the Royal Ontario MuseumC663A458-9E5D-4038-A042-A111A98FC0CE.jpeg

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