• Morphometrics and structure of complete baleen racks in gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus) From the eastern North Pacific ocean

      Young, Samantha; DeméRé, Thomas A.; Ekdale, Eric G.; Berta, Annalisa; Zellmer, Nicholas (2015)
      …In one of the first morphometric studies of the full baleen apparatus, we describe the morphology of complete baleen racks in neonate, yearling and adult gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus), and note morphometric variations between age groups as well as within individual racks… Histological examination of the epithelial base (Zwischensubstanz) and laminae showed basic epidermal layers, as well as gapping between layers and vacuoles