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baleen
fingy plates that hang from a baleen whale's head
blowhole
nose; located on top of whale's head
dorsal fin
"topside" fin used to keep whale strait
ear
tiny opening; nonfunctual
esophagus
tube that carries food from the mouth to stomach
eye
located on side of body. can only see to the side
flipper
like an arm, used for turning
flukes
tail used for swimming; moves up and down
forestomach
first stomach; used for grinding down food
intestine
absorbes the nutrients from the food
lungs
organs used for breathing
mammary glands
milk producing organs inside a female's body located on underside
midstomach
second stomach; further breaks down food
pyloric stomach
third stomach; shape like intestine
ribs
protects the lungs; flexible
rostrum
long flat ridge on a baleen whale's head
splashguard
ridge on top of whale's head; in front of the blowhole
tongue
used to drive water out of mouth or to clean out mouth
trachea
passage that carries air from lungs to nostrils
ventral pleats
grooves on the underside of a whale's mouth; expand to hold more water