[MARMAM] Blue whale skeletal specimen request

Richard Sabin r.sabin at nhm.ac.uk
Fri Mar 28 08:26:53 PDT 2014

Dear MARMAM colleagues,

As part of our exhibition development programme, the Natural History Museum, London, is seeking to find the skeleton of a blue whale calf* (*age at death around 12 months; length up to 13 metres) which could be articulated for display purposes.  The NHM would be interested in either a long-term loan, or the purchase of a specimen that has been legally acquired.

Any assistance will be gratefully received.

Many thanks,

Richard C. Sabin
Principal Curator, Vertebrate Zoology Group
(Mammalogy, Herpetology, Ichthyology)
Division of Vertebrates, Department of Life Sciences
The Natural History Museum
London, SW7 5BD

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