World’s largest heart on display

August 6, 2017

The world’s largest heart has gone on display at Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum

The organ belonged to one of two blue whales whose carcasses washed up on the shores of Trout River in Newfoundland three years ago.

Now visitors to a museum in Canada can see what the heart of the planet’s largest animal looks like.

The heart measures  1.5m x 1.5m x 1.5m and would have weighed at least 181kg before removal.

“Some dinosaurs, like sauropods, are longer but by weight, the blue whale is the heaviest animal that has ever lived on earth and of course its heart is the biggest heart,” Burton Lim, Assistant Curator of Mammalogy at the museum said.

Blue whale carcasses are rarely discovered, as they frequently sink into the ocean’s depths due to having comparatively less blubber than other whale species.

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Aww it's sad but amazing I love animals


So cool and weird at the same time


That is just so much better if it is not weird


The fact I can get it right away with a lot more fun and I don't think that is not an issue with a lot more fun


so cool


Wow I never knew blue whales could have a heart this big! sad that they died..


Cool. =)


Wow that is amazing i want to see that right now


Wow I wish I was there.


that's a big heart!


That looks fake