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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 Bloom of Moon Jellies
In recent years, blooms of jellyfish, such as these moon jellies (Aurita aurita) in...
Diving in Guam
Dr. Valerie Paul is studying chemical defenses that may protect coral reefs from...
Exploring a Reef
A scuba diver explores elkhorn corals (Acropora palmata) growing on a tropical...