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Whale Ear Bone Fossil

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Fossils: Whale Ear Bone Fossil
 
Weight:
252g
Height:
75mm
Depth:
25mm
Width:
45mm
In stock:
3
Price:
NZD $15.83 exc. GST
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Whale ear bones seem to have been of denser bone than the rest of the whale skeleton, so they were better preserved. The auditory bulla is a bony cover for the delicate middle ear bones and tissues. In humans it is part of our temporal bone. Whales have several adaptations in their ears for hearing underwater. They have no external ear opening. They use instead the lower jawbone to transmit vibrations to the ear complex.

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