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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...
More Australian Plants
As Dampier studied the plants he encountered in Australia, he wrote that they were...
Studying Giant Squid
Smithsonian Zoologist Dr. Clyde Roper (rear) and museum specialist Mike Sweeney...
Dr. Clyde Roper prepares to dive thousands of feet to a giant squid habitat off the...
Phoenix: Tail Scarring
An early scale model of North Atlantic right whale Phoenix indicates the location...