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This Blepharisma japonicum is a single-celled protist called a ciliate, a...
Giant Squid Caught on Camera
In 2019 an expedition funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...
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This blue-green microbe called a cyanobacterium was likely the first photosynthetic...
Though today cephalopods are best known as soft-bodied creatures such as squid and...
A Half-Cast of a Whale
Joseph Palmer’s half-cast and skeleton of a humpback whale, shortly after it was...
The Second Whale
A close-up of the life-size blue whale model in the new “Life in the Sea” hall,...
A view of the model of Phoenix in the new Sant Ocean Hall, 2003.
The Newest Whale
Exhibits preparator painting the model of Phoenix in 2003.
A Whale at the Museum
Remington Kellogg and Leonhard Stejneger with the 1903 blue, or sulphur-bottom,...
The World's Fair
A view of the National Museum exhibit with the blue whale cast in the U.S....
The Cast of a Whale
Workers in the shed in the South Yard behind the Smithsonian building preparing the...