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Finding the Blue Whale

Dale and blue whale skeletonOn Saturday my friend Seth and I went bone hunting. Our goal was specific, we were stalking the largest creature on earth: the blue whale. Being an endangered species and aquatic there aren't a lot of blue whale bones to be found. In Vancouver we not only have bones, we have an entire skeleton!

Over at UBC, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum has located and restored the skeleton of a blue whale. Sadly, it beached itself and died on the coast of Prince Edward Island a number of years ago. It's wonderful that the museum took the loss of an endangered species member and turned it into something positive. The museum hasn't opened yet, but they're running previews on selected Saturdays from May to August and showing off what will arguably be their premiere exhibit. And it's impressive.

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