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Life in the Sea
The new blue whale model, as seen from the entrance to the “Life in the Sea”...
Blue Whale Model
Taxidermist/model maker John Widener working on the new blue whale model, 1962.
A Whale for the Fair
Workers prepare the giant blue whale cast for presentation at the St. Louis...
The First Cast
The world’s first full cast of a whale, part of the Smithsonian’s display at...
A Squalodontid Success
On a beach in Piña, Panama the tide is rolling out. Faint outlines of skeletal...
Wed, 06/22/2011 - 17:47
A Tale of a Right Whale
Suspended at the center of the Sant Ocean Hall is a life-size model of a North...
Wed, 09/30/2009 - 15:58
Celebrating Marine Moms
The ocean is home to many moms of all shapes and sizes: from charismatic polar...
Wed, 04/24/2013 - 17:29