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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...
Branching Red Algae
Under the microscope, you can peer inside the cells of this filamentous red algae....
Tardigrades, which are usually less than 1 mm long, can be found in almost every...