Guts ‘n’ stuff

The scientists have removed the rib bones from one half of the whale. It’s getting a little bit smelly!

When the scientists lifted the intestine out, I could see it was attached by a thin but very tough membrane and in the membrane were…

Not chicken pox! Those darker lumps are lymph nodes!

Lymph channels are important as part of the immune system and filter the fluid to the heart that is not returned by veins. Lymph nodes in the gut, like above, carry the fat that has been absorbed by the gut and ensure that foriegn bodies like bacteria are eliminated before reaching the heart

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  1. nerissa ambulario

    i really enjoy to know many thing about that thanks for the knowlege you share to me

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