whalebone whale

baleen whale

Any of about 13 species of cetaceans in the suborder Mysticeti. They are distinguished by a specialized feeding structure, the baleen, which strains plankton and small crustaceans from the water. It consists of two horny plates attached to the roof of the mouth. Each plate (as long as 12 ft, or 3.6 m, in the right whale) is composed of parallel slats with fringes that mat together to form a sieve. Other baleen whales are the blue, fin, gray, humpback, and sei whales and the rorqual. Baleen was once used for corset stays and is still used in some industrial brushes.

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Stewart Park is located in Aberdeen, Scotland. It is a site owned by Aberdeen City Council. It was bought funds bequeathed by the widow of Mr. John Taylor, a merchant in the city. The park was named after a former Lord Provost of the city, Sir David Stewart.

The park contains whale jaw bones presented to the park in 1903 by the Captain of the Arctic whaler Benbow.

There is an intricate fountain designed as a replica of an Italian lavabo which was sculptured by Arthur Taylor of Jute Street, Aberdeen.

There are nearby all weather tennis courts and bordered-off cricket and football pitches.

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