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Acoustic Jaw Fats and Melon 003
3D surface volume rendering created from CT scans of the Cuvier's Beaked Whale (Ziphius cavirostris) head used in the stitching process demonstrating the position of the tri-lobed jaw fats and melon relative to the skull. The melon and jaw fats are bioacoustic components used during echolocation and sound reception. (related case file) Specimen courtesy of Cape Cod Stranding Network (CCSN/IFAW).
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