Brutal and Sad Facts About Whaling That More People Should Know About

Whale Baleen Is A Multipurpose Item

12. Whale Baleen Is A Multipurpose Item

Whale harvesting yields many results and as horrible as it is to kill animals for industrial consumption, almost every part of the whale is used.

A versatile part of the whale is the whale baleen, a striated filter that whales have in their mouths, instead of teeth, to collect and filter shrimp-like krill and plankton from the sea.

Whale baleen has a unique structure making it sturdy but flexible enough to bend. An item that can be made from it includes corsets, collars, hoops for skirts, umbrella ribs, riding crops, buggy whips, hat rims, eyeglasses, telescopes, and baskets to name some.

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