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Subject: Do killer whale fins ever straighten?

Date: Wed Dec 29 14:18:05 1999
Grade level: 10-12 School: MOUNT VERNON HIGH SCHOOL
City: MOUNT VERNON State/Province: OHIO Country: USA
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 946498685.Zo

When a killer whale is held in captivity, sometimes after a long time the fin droops over.  If the whale is released after this happens, is it possible for the fin to return to its normal position?  What causes the fin to droop in the first place?

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