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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...
Antarctic Minke Whale
The elegant Antarctic minke whale feeds on krill (tiny crustaceans) during the...
Map of the Ross Sea
The Ross Sea, a 1.9 million square mile (3.6 million square km) stretch of ocean...
The bowhead whale has a massive, bow-shaped skull to break through thick Arctic...
This copepod Calanus hyperboreus (up to 7mm in length) lives...
Pacific Ocean Currents
The arrows show the direction of ocean currents recorded by William Dampier while...