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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...
Phoenix: Tail Scarring
An early scale model of North Atlantic right whale Phoenix indicates the location...
The Smithsonian has more whale skulls and skeletons than any other collection in...