Story: Whales

Blue whale skeleton (2nd of 3)

Blue whale skeleton

The naturalist Edgar Stead and three others cleaned the skeleton. They worked on the whale for four weeks using knives, slashers, axes and a saw. Here the team poses on some cleaned bones.

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How to cite this page:

Gerard Hutching, 'Whales - Blue whales and fin whales', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7187/blue-whale-skeleton (accessed 22 October 2019)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006