Under Construction, August 2011

1. BACKGROUND

2. IDENTIFYING THE WHITE STUFF

3. POSSIBLE CAUSES

The most common white stuff we have seen on Alaskan baleen, hoof, horn or claw is delamination, where the structure splits apart and allows light to partially pass through the thin layers. Baleen, hoof, horn or claw may also be “calcined” or oxidized by heating which can causes a white powdery or crusty material.

4. REFERENCES

5. EXAMPLES IN ALASKA

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