Encyclopedia > Blubber

  Article Content

Blubber

Blubber is a thick layer of insulating fat found under the skin of cetaceans and various other animals living in extremely cold climates (seals, walruses).

Blubber forms an important part of the traditional eskimo diet because of its high energy value. One of the major reasons for the whaling trade was the collection of whale blubber. This was rendered down into oil in giant cauldrons or later, in vats on factory ships.


Blubber is also the name of Luke's blubbering bear companion, co-driver of the Arkansas Chugabug in Hanna-Barbera's Wacky Races.

See also:

List of fictional bears



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Chromatography

... chromatography is a process for separating different components from a mixture. This is achieved by passing a sample mixture (the "analyte") in a stream of solvent (the ...