Do Whales Have Hair?

Do Whales Have Hair?

Do Whales Have Hair?

Whales have hair, as all species of whales are aquatic mammals. Instead of having scales, like most other marine animals, whales have a fine layer of hair over their bodies.

In order for an animal to be classified as a mammal, it must have certain physiological characteristics. The most notable feature is hair on the body. The animal must also be warm-blooded, breathe with a set of lungs instead of gills, have mammary glands, give birth to live babies rather than eggs, have three distinguished middle ear bones and have a region of the brain called the neocortex. Some other marine mammals include dolphins, walruses and seals.