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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.
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A blue whale's heart is the size of a golf car, say scientists.
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.
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.
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.
After the entire invetsigative procedures are completed, the whale's organs will be put to display in Royal Ontario Museum.
Being frozen without any blood pumping through the body can extensively lead to shrinkage of the organs over time.