OLogy: Rubber Blubber Gloves

How do whales and walruses stay warm in chilly waters? Grab some gloves and find out.

What keeps whales and walruses warm in bone-chilling water? One thing is the thick layer of fat under their skin, called blubber. Blubber acts as insulation between the animal’s inner organs and the chilly ocean.


Biology, Oceanography, Zoology
Seals, Sea lions, & Walruses, Whales
K-6

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