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Scientists Revealed World's Biggest Heart Of Blue Whale For The First Time

A blue whale's heart was taken out from it's dead body, when it got washed off at a shore in Canada after dying in the waters. It is reported that the heart weighs nearly 180 kg and is 5 feet long, resembling the dimensions of a golf car. The large heart is capable of pumping nearly 58 gallons of blood and the aorta of the whale is wide enough for a human being to swim through it. 

Have a look at the pictures of world's largest mammal's heart!

Scientists Revealed World's Biggest Heart Of Blue Whale For The First Time

Scientists Revealed World's Biggest Heart Of Blue Whale For The First Time

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Scientists say that this new discovery will be able to shed light on the workings of the anatomy of the majestic creatures.

Scientists say that this new discovery will be able to shed light on the workings of the anatomy of the majestic creatures.

A blue whale's heart is the size of a golf car, say scientists.

According to the Mammalogy technician in Royal Ontario Museum, Canada, the blue whale's heart weighs nearly 180 kg.

According to the Mammalogy technician in Royal Ontario Museum, Canada, the blue whale's heart weighs nearly 180 kg.

The dimensions of the heart are 5ft x 4ft x 4ft and it is capable of pumping nearly 220 liters of blood in a minute.

Blue whales are nearly 100 ft in length and due to them being so rare, it has never been possible to study their anatomy like this before.

Blue whales are nearly 100 ft in length and due to them being so rare, it has never been possible to study their anatomy like this before.

It was reported that the blue whale "Lollipop" died and got washed off ashore due to drowning under thick sheets of ice since it was unable to come up for air.

The reported size of the organ of the heart was 1.5 meters from the top of the aorta to the lowest chamber.

The reported size of the organ of the heart was 1.5 meters from the top of the aorta to the lowest chamber.

Scientists had to cut out the heart portion by portion from the dead whale's body and it was pretty gruesome owing to the size of the mammal and the dead animal's smell.

All the reported dimensions of the heart and entire body have shrunk because the whale body was frozen under ice for at least a year before it was found.

All the reported dimensions of the heart and entire body have shrunk because the whale body was frozen under ice for at least a year before it was found.

After the entire invetsigative procedures are completed, the whale's organs will be put to display in Royal Ontario Museum.

The picture of the whale when it was found.

The picture of the whale when it was found.

Because the organs had shrunk in size, the heart of the whale which much have resembled the size of a car now resembles the size of a golf car.

Because the organs had shrunk in size, the heart of the whale which much have resembled the size of a car now resembles the size of a golf car.

The aorta which was supposed to be wide enough for a human being to swim through, now could fit only a human head.

The aorta which was supposed to be wide enough for a human being to swim through, now could fit only a human head.

Being frozen without any blood pumping through the body can extensively lead to shrinkage of the organs over time.

Due to this discovery, many scientists have been able to reveal various things regarding the creature's body organs and it has been very helpful for the development of zoology.

Due to this discovery, many scientists have been able to reveal various things regarding the creature's body organs and it has been very helpful for the development of zoology.

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