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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...
Even when a lobster is still a developing egg, you can see some of its adult...
A live coral polyp with turquoise tissue and brown tentacles closes its mouth (the...
Soft Coral Close-Up
These neon balloons weren't blown up for a party: they are the colorful tentacles...
Moray Waits for a Meal
A yellow moray eel, Gymnothorax prasinus, inside of a sea sponge in the waters off...