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Nantucket Whaling Museum by Bruce Perry

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Bruce Perry Bruce Perry
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10
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1.23 Gigapixels
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8347
Date added
May 26, 2008
Date taken
May 22, 2008
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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.

Read more about the Whaling Museum here:

www.nha.org/history/hn/HNwhalingmuseum.html Will open in a new tab or window
More on sperm whales here:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sperm_whale Will open in a new tab or window
This image made with the permission of the museum and the kind assistance of museum staff.


Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. Mike Tuttle

    Mike Tuttle (June 25, 2008, 12:45PM )

    Very cool

  2. Randy Sargent

    Randy Sargent (May 26, 2008, 06:06PM )

    Beautiful!

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