2.3" Fossil Whale Vertebrae York Town Formation Aurora, NC Miocene Age
Location: York Town Formation, Aurora, North Carolina
Weight: 2.7 Ounces
Dimensions: 2.3 Inches Long, 2.3 Inches Wide, 1.7 Inches Thick
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Miocene Age 22 - 5 million years old.
Whales are a diverse group of marine mammals belonging to the order Cetacea. They are found in all of the world's oceans and are known for their large size, intelligence, and unique adaptations for life in the water. There are two main types of whales: baleen whales and toothed whales. Baleen whales filter feed on small organisms such as krill and plankton, while toothed whales hunt for fish and other marine mammals. Whales play an important role in marine ecosystems and have been the subject of extensive scientific study.
Whales have a number of unique adaptations that allow them to survive in their aquatic environment. One of the most notable is their ability to hold their breath for extended periods of time. Some species can stay underwater for up to 90 minutes, while others can dive to depths of over 2,000 meters. Whales also have specialized respiratory systems that allow them to take in large amounts of oxygen quickly when they surface for air.
Another important adaptation of whales is their use of sound for communication and navigation. Many species produce complex songs and calls that can be heard over long distances, while others use echolocation to locate prey and navigate through their environment.