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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- Bruce Perry
- Explore score
- 1.23 Gigapixels
- Date added
- May 26, 2008
- Date taken
- May 22, 2008
Canon Powershot SX 100 IS
This sperm whale skeleton is on display in the Whaling Museum of the Nantucket Historical Association. It came from a 46 foot long bull sperm whale that beached on Jan 1, 1998 at Sconset's Low Beach.
Many Nantucketers participated in the messy process of extracting and preparing the bones for display. Tools from the NHA's collection of whaling implements were used in this process and found to work remarkably well. The museum shows a movie about this project regularly.
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This image made with the permission of the museum and the kind assistance of museum staff.