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Minke Whale Ear (0.5 mm) (B. acutorostrata)
2D image stack from CT scans (0.5 mm slice increments) of a Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) ear progressing through the inner ear (related publication). Key structures visible in this series are the, tympanic bulla, periotic bone, ossicles (malleus, incus, stapes), semi-circular canals, cochlea and acousto-vestibular nerves. Specimen courtesy of the Cape Cod Stranding Network (CCSN/IFAW).