Kids have a whale of a time at Mountlake Terrace Library

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Irene Lee, 6, puts her hand in a glove filled with whale blubber to test out how blubber helps insulate the body against cold temperatures. Lee and a roomful of children listened to a whale presentation by Mukilteo Librarian Katherine Combs Tuesday afternoon at the Mountlake Terrace Library. (Photos by David Pan)
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Kids could touch actual real whale teeth. Baby orca whales born can be eight feet in length and weigh up to 400 pounds.
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After a presentation and video, children were able to get hands-on with some whale items provided by the Burke Museum. Orca whales have eyes on either side of their heads and eat up to 550 pounds of food a day.

 

 

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