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.

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Biology, Oceanography, Zoology
Seals, Sea lions, & Walruses, Whales
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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