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Blue Whale Skeleton Returns

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  Blue Whale Reinstallation

After nearly nine months of meticulous restoration, the Museum’s Blue Whale skeleton was articulated and reinstalled in November 2010. The restored skeleton, which weighs nearly 7,700 pounds, is 98% real bones and is a composite of four specimens. The skeleton is positioned as if the whale is beginning a deep dive into the water. Soon, visitors will once again enjoy walking under the skeleton and into the rib cage to experience the shear size of these gentle giants.

 

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