Data from: How do baleen whales stow their filter? A comparative biomechanical analysis of baleen bending

Alexander J. Werth, Diego Rita, Michael V. Rosario, Michael J. Moore & Todd L. Sformo
Bowhead and right whale (balaenid) baleen filtering plates, longer in vertical dimension (3-4+ m) than the closed mouth, presumably bend during gape closure. This has not been observed in live whales, even with scrutiny of videorecorded feeding sequences. To determine what happens to baleen as gape closes, we conducted an integrative, multifactorial study including materials testing, functional (flow tank and kinematic) testing, and histological examination. We measured baleen bending properties along the dorsoventral length of...
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