Beaty Museum - blue whale 5

See my blog post.

 

The jawbones are the most astonishing thing about this whale.

 

From a preview at UBC's new Beaty Biodiversity Museum, which officially opens in fall 2010.

 

The blue whale skeleton is the real bones, not casts. The 26-metre-long female washed up dead on Prince Edward Island in 1987, but it took 20 years before UBC's team started prepping it for display. It's finally ready.

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Taken on May 22, 2010