Kids have a whale of a time at Mountlake Terrace Library

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)
Kids could touch actual real whale teeth. Baby orca whales born can be eight feet in length and weigh up to 400 pounds.
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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