|Fin whale mother and calf / Photo Credit: Christin Khan, NOAA/NEFSC|
A few years ago, scientists discovered a unique sensory organ in the jaw of a rorqual whale—the world's largest creature. Rorqual whales, which include the blue whale and fin whale, feed by ballooning out folds of tissue that bag gobs of krill from fertile ocean waters. Some of those researchers recently described the unique bungee-cord-like nerve construction that illustrates clever and intentional design.The rest of this article won't take up much of your time. To finish reading, click on "Clever Construction in Rorqual Whales".